About #AusELT

Who we are

#AusELT is a community of enthusiastic, dedicated ELT professionals from Australasia and beyond. Please join us to share resources, advice and news, make connections, ask questions, and grow your Personal Learning Network.

You’ll find us in a variety of different places (see below), and  we are always looking for new ways to innovate, collaborate and generally contribute to professional development and practice in our industry, with a particular focus on the Australasian context.

#AusELT is inspired by the great work of #ELTchat and we strongly recommend that teachers interested in professional development check out this global resource. We would also like to thank the organisers and members of  #KELTchat for their ongoing help and support as a fellow regional network. And while we are an independent, grassroots community, we owe our heartfelt thanks to English Australia for encouraging, supporting and promoting us from the very beginning.

Where to find us

#AusELT Blog 
A community space for posting articles, lessons/workshops, op-eds, real life, chat summaries & general food for thought relating to (Australasian) ELT.

#AusELT Facebook Group 
Instant access to a supportive community of teachers, trainers & managers. Read along or join us to discuss, debate, share ideas & ask questions.

#AusELT Twitter stream
Search for the #AusELT hashtag on Twitter anytime or join in a lively chat on the 1st Sunday of every month. The chat topics are chosen by members of the #AusELT community or nominated by a special guest (previous guests include Scott Thornbury, Jim Scrivener and Adrian Underhill, Paul Driver and Andy Hockley). Chats may be a fast and furious 1-hour format (at 8.30 pm Sydney time), or a more leisurely dip-in-dip-out ‘Slowburn’ format (usually over 24 hours).

#AusELT Resource Wiki
A forum for curating Australasia-related content to help learners engage with Australasian culture, lifestyle, music, film, language & more. Browse for ideas or add your own!

How to get involved

It takes a lot of people to keep all the wheels turning in this community of practice. If you would like to get more involved in any particular aspect of #AusELT, please let us know. This could be, for example:

  • setting up, moderating or summarising a Twitter chat on a particular topic
  • writing an article for the blog
  • running a regular post/discussion on Facebook
  • suggesting content for the Resource Wiki, PD Calendar, etc.
  • getting involved as an administrator of a particular forum or project
  • promoting #AusELT at a staff meeting or local PD event – see Downloads page for some posters and handouts you could use.

However, the best way to help is simply by joining in, commenting, posting or tweeting. See you out there!

 

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