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I teach in Tokyo.

#TBLTChat 7 – Needs Analysis & Syllabus Design: summary 

The excellent Sarah Priestley has Storified our chat. Find it here.  Update: The esteemed Laura Edwards has done a talk on negotiated syllabus design and task-based learning at the ELT Ireland Conference 2017. Her slides are here. 

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#TBLTChat 7: Needs Analysis & Syllabus Design

OK, teachers. Looks like we’re looking at the big picture tomorrow.  Needs analysis and syllabus design.  Time: 0:00 – 23:59 GMT. Don’t forget the #TBLTChat hashtag. 

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#TBLTChat 7: Vote for the topic

So, two topics for the poll today. Vote for the topic for Tuesday 0:00-23:59 GMT. Get voting and see you on Tuesday.

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All Seven and we watch them fall: #TBLTChat 7

I know, I know, you’ve been waiting for it. Well, the next #TBLTChat needs your topics. When: 7th February 2017 (Tuesday), 0:00 GMT until 0:00 GMT on the 8th.  Topic: propose it in the comments. Poll on Sunday till Monday.  … Continue reading

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#TBLTChat 6 – Misconceptions – Summary

This was a special chat and the original premise was suggested by Mura. There was a bit of pre-reading, too. Before the chat started, Marc as The Voice of #TBLTChat tweeted “There’s no grammar teaching, you can’t do it with … Continue reading

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#TBLTChat 6 – Special – Misconceptions 

Hello again. It has been a while, hasn’t it? The next #TBLTChat on Twitter is scheduled for Tuesday 13th December from 0:00 GMT until 0:00 GMT on the 14th.  This topic was suggested by Mura Nava, and there is a bit … Continue reading

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#TBLTChat 5: Practical ways to Focus on Form during the task cycle – Summary

What a corker this chat was. Myles kicked us off with a spot of pre-reading by Michael Long on Focus on Form (and FormS, and the difference). You should basically know that a Focus on Form is: a focus on … Continue reading

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