The ABC of ELT

Old ELT Blog posts from Teaching Village

There has been a little wait since the last #OldELTpost (about Josette LeBlanc’s blog ) but what better time to start a new one then the beginning of some academic school years.

If you need a reminder (or if this is your first time) as to the reasons why you should join in with Old ELT blog posts then check out this post with the description and reasons why you should join in (though I hope their pretty obvious).

This time I’ve chosen a teacher (and her blog) who I unfortunately don’t really know. However, I have certainly heard her name mentioned a lot. Barbara Sakamoto and her blog Teaching Village. From her Bio on her blog I can see that we share similar interests in teaching young learners and using web 2.0 both in the classroom and for professional development.

Here is a little reminder of how it works.

  • Step 1: Visit Barbara’s blog
  • Step 2: Find a great blog post (this could be one you found in the past, one of the recent ones or you could use the tags/search features to find one)
  • Step 3: Send a link to me (and everyone else) by either the comments section bellow. On twitter with the hashtag #oldeltpost and @mrchrisjwilson
  • Step 4: In a weeks time I’ll post all the links together on this blog.
  • Step 5: Suggest another blog to do the same to next month.

That’s it! So simple yet if lots of us do this we’ll get a great collection of articles to read through.

So go to Barbara’s blog, find a post and share it now.

P.S. If you want to check out the previous #oldeltpost then go to Jason Renshaw’s and Josette LeBlanc’s.

P.P.S. I’m always open to changing how things are done. If you think this process could be improved then leave a comment or contact me with your ideas.

About Chris Wilson

I'm an English Language teacher based in Krakow, Poland. I enjoy writing, using technology and playing the Ukulele.

7 Replies

  1. Thanks for this, Chris. I’ve only just realised what you’ve been doing with old ELT Blog posts- great idea!
    I had (another) look at Barbara’s blog and picked out this one:
    Think it might be time to for a reminder of the fun that can be had with a good jazz chant?

  2. Love this idea, Chris (as I do Barbara’s blog!)

    I’ve read the wide majority of the posts at Teaching Village for over a year now and with so many great articles, it’s really hard to pick one. Luckily, you brought me back and one of the most recent articles by Miguel Mendoza really caught my interest and I’m going to single it out as my “current” favorite #oldeltpost on Barbara’s blog… even if it’s only 2 days old! 😉

    Thanks for inspiring us to revisit and share these lessons.

    Cheers, Brad

    1. Your very welcome Brad. As someone who is still relatively new in the Blog/twittersphere it really is great to get suggested reading of posts that I’ve missed out on. If you fancy it why not add some on the other blog in the series?
      If not no loss.
      BTW I liked the magic 8ball link from your blog today. Good to see you’re back blogging.
      All the best

      1. Cheers, Chris!

        Will think up some good ones n get back to you.

        Brad Patterson
        Sent with Sparrow (

  3. ElizabethA

    Oh dear – I got stuck on the captcha while nominating (very useful for my collegues) and – nxt… Brad of course;-)

    1. It’s the big problem with sharing links all the anti-spam systems think people are trying to spam the site! That looks like a great post and very useful! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. @sophiakhan4

    Hey Chris, thanks for choosing Barbara’s blog – I think it’s an amazing resource, and love that all kinds of people are involved in it, and it has such a huge range of content. I really need to read more of it, but anyway, I picked out this one: I love just hearing about other people’s learning/teaching journeys, and the lessons learned here were lovely 🙂

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