#KELTchat Slowburn 2 (Tuesday 26th November, 10am-10pm (GMT +9)

Hi team,

We at #keltchat towers thought that the last #KELTChat Slowburn was a bit of a success. Many of you dropped by to add their opinion throughout the day, and I hope that you all manged to take something away from it too. Whatever happened, we hope you’ll agree that it was good fun, and with that in mind, we hope you’ll join us for Slowburn 2! If you have no idea of what we’re talking about at this point, a recap of the Slowburn concept is below.

Slowburn 2 takes place on Tuesday 26th November, starting at 10am Korea time (GMT +9) and finishing at 10pm.

This week we’re going with a more ‘traditional’ topic:

“Why is there a gap between classroom learning and spontaneous conversation and what can we do about it inside or outside the classroom?” 
As a basic example: Students in Korea spend years learning grammar and sentence structure, but still produce sentences like “I park in play.” What can we do to help them practice and automatize correct (or at least comprehensible) English? 

Any thoughts, responses or opinions on the above topic are very welcome. Just throw them into the mix, or find a tweet that interests you and reply. If you get sidetracked that’s good! The advantage of Slowburn is that we have time to explore tangents. Any contributions are very much welcomed, whether you participate in the chat for one tweet or twelve hours (though we don’t recommend that you do all twelve hours for the sake of you and your loved ones’ sanity).

The concept

The concept of Slowburn is very similar to the original #KELTChat one hour Twitter chats. We will set a topic (see below) and encourage people to tweet their thoughts about it using the #KELTChat hashtag. This time, however, the chat will take place over 12 hours rather than one, allowing people to dip in and out, think and the discussion to diverge in more interesting ways. We also hope that this will allow more people in Korea to play a part, as well as taking in most other time zones.

If this sounds like your kind of thing, but you’re not really sure how to go about it, click the “about and how” tab above for a link to a handy guide. There is also a quick guide here. Friendly advice is also always available at the #KELTChat facebook group, or in the comments section below.

We hope you’ll enjoy #KELTChat slowburn. See you all on Tuesday.

The #KELTChat team

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