Twitter ELT Chats

Twitter ELT chats

Twitter ELT Chats

Twitter are a great way to develop your teacher network, grow your teaching repertiore and gather new teaching ideas. If you are a fan of Twitter there are some fantastic organised chats available for discussing English language teaching. Twitter ELT chats usually have a predetermined topic to discuss. Using a particular hashtag allows people to follow the discussion.

These chats are a fantastic way of keeping up to date with contemporary English language teaching practices.

Here’s a breakdown of a few of our favourites:

#eltchat is held for an hour every Wednesday at 12pm and 21.00pm and further details of topics and moderators can be found at

#AusELT is for teachers in Australia, although anybody can join in, sessions are on Thursday at 8.30pm DST. More information can be found at

#asiaelt is specific to Asia, but is open to all who is interested. Its run fortnightly on Tuesdays @ 11am & 4pm Thai time.

#keltchat is focused for ELT practitioners in South Korea and meets every second Sunday of the month from 8pm to 9pm. ore information can be found

#eapchat focusses on the teaching of English for academic purposes. Its run on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Check for start times in your location.

Even if you are a newbie to Twitter, Twitter ELT chats are a great way of getting started, you can generally dip in and out of conversations easily. The teachers who you will meet and chat with and are always amazingly welcoming to new people.

The chats are often transcribed by somebody after the event for reference. Try a Twitter ELT to get new ideas, or get yourself a kick in the butt.

Dan has been teaching English overseas for more than six years. He specialises in teaching young learners and has experience in teaching in the UK, South Korea and Thailand.