#KELTchat preview: L1 Use in the Language Classroom – Sunday, October 7th, 8pm

Hi all,

Tonight’s #KELTchat topic is L1 Use in the Language Classroom. Often our workplaces dictate whether or now L1 use is appropriate in the classroom. Many places ban it entirely. Is this beneficial to the students?

During the chat, we can discuss the benefits and drawbacks of L1 use in the language classroom and share strategies for how, when, how much we allow our learners to use their first language. Some things to think about include:

1) What are your beliefs about L1 use in the classroom? Does it depend on age? Ability level?

2) Does your workplace have rules about L1 use? Do you agree with them?

3) What strategies do you use for enforcing your language policy in your classroom?

As always, we would be happy if you would join us for this discussion and add your own questions or tips.  If you’re new to Twitter chatting and aren’t sure quite how it works, check out this handy guide. If you have no idea what #KELTChat is, have a look here or here. You can also contact us through Twitter (@breathyvowel, @JosetteLB, @michaelegriffin, @alexswalsh, @annehendler) or on our Facebook page.

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I live and work in Japan (formerly in South Korea) as an English teacher. I'm blogging here because I want to reflect on and share the things I have learned about teaching and learning over the years. I look forward to your feedback!

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