The Birth of #KELTChat

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the newly created home of the newly created #KELTChat hashtag. For those of you who don’t know what a hashtag is, it’s a way of grouping tweets on Twitter that relate to a particular subject, so that anyone can search and find the latest information. You can find more information here.

The #KELTChat hashtag was created with two purposes in mind. The first is to give English teachers a space on Twitter in which to share resources, advice and news related to the Korean context. If you have something that you think people in this country need to see or hear, tweet it with the hashtag so we can all share in it.

The second purpose is to facilitate a regular Twitter chat for English teachers in Korea on a particular subject. Anyone is welcome to join in at any time, just make sure that all of your tweets have the hashtag #KELTChat. As this is a nascent project, we haven’t set a day or time yet, and it may be that it changes a few times to suit everyone. We will publicise the date, time and topic of any forthcoming chats on here, Twitter and wherever else we can find.

The idea for #KELTChat was brazenly stolen from the #ELTChat hashtag, which does the same as we do but on a global level. If you’re unaware of #ELTChat, we recommend that you explore it too at

Thanks for reading, and hope to see you on Twitter. Please leave us a comment, email or tweet if you have questions.

Alex (@breathyvowel), Michael (@michaelegriffin), Alex (@AlexSWalsh), Josette (@JosetteLB)


19 thoughts on “The Birth of #KELTChat

  1. This is exciting! Happy to meet you Alex. Hard to believe this idea only started a few days ago :) How did this all begin? How did we all find each other? :) It’s fun to think we’re documenting the inception of #KELTChat.

    • Oh, and in answer to your question of how it began, simply that I was looking for some hashtags to share a blog post I had written about Korean learners, and couldn’t find anything. I posted that message on KOTESOL, and you and Michael got involved, and here we are! :)

      • Thank you for sharing that Alex! It’s amazing what can get created in times of need. Looking forward to see where this takes us.

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