Join the Conversation

Yes, you can contribute to this ELT forum! Whether you are an English teacher or ELT professional of another stripe, whether you are from Nepal or somewhere else in the world, your thoughts and ideas will add to the quality and diversity of this conversation.

Here are the major ways in which you can contribute to the conversation:

1. COMMENT ON A POST. Click on the “comment” link at the end of posts and share a thought (we’ll approve it ASAP).

2. SHARE A POST ON YOUR SOCIAL NETWORK. Click on the “share” link under any article and share it on Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, email, or print it for someone who doesn’t have access.

3. LIKE A POST. Click on the “like” link under any entry and that will send a compliment to the author (or we will forward it).

4. CONTRIBUTE A NEW ENTRY. To submit a new blog entry of your own, send it to neltachoutari@ gmail.com. We’ll publish it in the following issue. We will help you improve your writing before publishing your entry, if necessary. 

GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS OF NEW BLOG ENTRIES

Your submission must be

A. a brief blog entry of up to 2,000 words. While we’re open to variety in ideas and styles, we only accept reflective entries that use an easy-to-read language; we don’t accept entries that read like research/journal articles because of complexity of language, density of content, etc. Sections with titles will help, but there’s no need for “abstract” or other sections that give the impression of a print journal rather than a blog .

B. original writing that is not already published in another venue and cites external sources. Besides being original, good blog entries are also characterized by an authentic and unique voice–which is a bonus to basic originality. Please DO NOT submit any material that you have already published elsewhere. Please hyperlink sources when possible and skip review of literature in favor of your own ideas (unless reviewing the scholarship is your key objective). Limit citations other than those that readers can quickly access and read online to a maximum of five.

C. relevant and current in content. It’s not enough for the content to be “important” in itself. Your entry must be relevant to the audience of this forum, who are teachers/scholars of ELT, literacy education, and teaching/learning. And it must be current: something like “What is Grammar Translation method?” wouldn’t be worth many readers’ time.

D. interesting to read. Use a style and voice of your own. Please avoid using wild gimmicks, keep your writing simple and direct, and give a personal touch whenever possible. Try using humor, experience, examples, questions, suggestions, images/videos (link or embed), etc. Include practically useful or thought-provoking ideas rather than abstract theoretical concepts and discussions.

E. on a specific issue. We do not publish entries that are vague, general, or abstract. We don’t think our readers want to spend time on something like “the benefits of the Internet in ELT” because that is just too general. Consider sharing your experience instead: teaching techniques you use, problems you solved, etc.

F. professional in content and value. We reject entries that may offend any individual or society. Submissions must also be professional in the sense of being properly edited, organized, and presented.  Generally, we want blog entries that will help enhance (not undermine) the professionalism of the community.

We hope that you will join us in one or more ways: commenting, liking, subscribing, sharing, and submitting new entries.

Thank you in advance for your time!

Editorial Team, Nelta Choutari

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23 Responses to Join the Conversation

  1. GYANU PAUDEL, TIKAPUR says:

    VERY EXCITED TO FIND MYSELF IN THIS CHOUTARI

  2. verry nice i like it………

  3. Trilok Datt Tiwari says:

    wonderful

  4. ajuchitrakar1 says:

    Good design. Lots of info. Altogether great.

  5. Ram Datta Bhatta says:

    though late i am also a member of this platform

    we are also happy to host nelta conference here in small heaven school!!!

  6. Sanjaya Adhikari says:

    nice platform to learn something

  7. It’s a very great platform for all the English teachers to achieve wide knowledge regarding their profession. it’s praiseworthy.

  8. It’s a very great platform for all the english professional to achieve a wide variety of knowledge in the field of teaching. it’s very good.

  9. This is how we can grow professionally upgrading ourselves by sharing what we have experienced in the same fields and commenting and getting ours commented and corrected.
    Let’s grow together!

  10. Going through different responses posted by different ELT aspirants gives something different taste. That is what I have been doing for some time.The responses and comments are short in most of the cases and it takes less amount of time to read, this may be one of the reasons behind my interest in reading the comments.

    The comments are encouraging and they really provide encouragement and feedback on the contributors and the editors of NeltaChoutari especially. I do suggest my friends, colleagues and my senior teachers at my circle to visit the professional blog of NELTA “NeltaChouatri” (www.neltachoutari.wordpress.com) and ask them to post some comments after going through some article. I would like to suggest my respected colleagues and teachers to inform and encourage other readers to visit the blog. The Choutari has unlimited space, they can have space for discussion as well.

    One alone cannot do anything but we together can do many things on a blog. Let’s join our hands together to promote it.

  11. Laxman says:

    Good opportunity to learn and share ELT practices.

  12. Rames says:

    Infact, the NELTA Chautari has created a platform where ELT experts and practioners can share their experiences and knowledge through their write-ups that can be beneficial to ELT students, teachers and general readers. I always suggest my students and colleagues to log on the website of the Chautari.

  13. gocool says:

    congratulations to the new team of editors.

  14. Ismat Zarin says:

    Attending the 18th NELTA Conference was rejuvenating experience for me.I got to share my experience as a university teacher in Bangladesh with practitioners of ELT.

  15. REQUEST TO CONTRIBUTORS:

    Deal All,

    Thank you for the writings you have sent us for publication on this blog. It is really highly appreciable that you are all keen on making contributions through a variety of posts. And, we hope for the same spirit from you all forever. Now I find it very crucial to request you for the following steps –

    1. Please send your email ID along with your writing, so that we can ask you immediately what to do further.
    2. Don’t write something like a formal stuff merely based on theories or something like a reflective essay.
    3. Write or rewrite the piece in the language of blogging, focusing on a theme whose practical applications the readers can more easily see.

    We have been collecting articles for the next issue. We hope for more from you all!

    Since the April issue was mainly focused on creative writing and there were several posts on it, we apologize that we could not publish several posts in the issue. We will try our best to publish them in the next issue.

    Anticipating your being in touch!

    Suresh Shrestha
    Editor
    April Issue

  16. Divya Nakarmi says:

    This webzine is very useful for ELT students and teachers.

  17. Dear Well-wishers,

    Let me thank you all for your strong interest in NELTA Choutari and willingness to make remarkable contributions. It is our immense pleasure to publish your invaluable blog article in different issues. In spite of our great desire, we feel saddened to be unable to publish all that we receive in a particular issue. Moreover, sometimes, the issues are theme-based and we do have to select the entries accordingly. Anyway, we are trying honestly to publish the pending articles as soon as possible. Hope you understand our ‘limitations’, and continue to support us as good, readers, contributors and commenters.

    Wish you all great time on the auspicious occasions of the festive days!

    Suresh Shrestha
    On behalf of NELTA Choutari

  18. really this is amazing…..it’s awesome story..I am very thankful to NELTA, which is helping me to become more creative through different activities including blogging/NeltaChoutari.

  19. this is being a gr8 platform all the nepalese and poor students that they are getting this golden opportunity for learning english

  20. Dipesh Sah says:

    It’s been a right platform for the teachers who are keenly interested to learn English language skill, especially expressing and sharing the experiences of the Teaching career
    and sharing the learning. I like it.

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