Welcome to ELT CHOUTARI (formerly known as NELTA CHOUTARI), started in 2009 is Nepal’s first collaborative and most read digital magazine focused on various issues related to English Language Teaching and Education.
This monthly ELT Magazine started as blogging is a part of Nepalese ELT community’s mission to promote professional development through networking and ELT conversation among Nepalese teachers and their counterparts around the world.
For more history, please read the following:
ELT Choutari and its Mission
ELT CHOUTARI is a web magazine that started as a wiki collaborative project in January 2009. It was established to supplement the ELT conversations that have been going on for many years within the mailing list of NELTA (Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association). In July 2009, we started posting the webzine’s monthly issues on this blog so our conversation can be heard by the rest of the ELT community outside NELTA (here’s what one member wrote in the original “about” page).
First initiated by Ghanashyam Sharma (Shyam), who was accompanied by Bal Krishna Sharma and Prem Bahadur Phyak, this networking initiative had six core moderators (Sajan Kumar Karn, Kamal Poudel, and Hem Raj Kafle joined later) from 2009-2012. The initiative is now run by a new team of editors (see here: Our team).
More than 500 NELTA teachers and friends have posted entries and left comments. You can see the viewer count at the bottom of the navigation panel on the right of any entry page–which is already incredibly high. In early 2010, NELTA appreciated the initiative of the bloggers on this team by providing liason and support through its the then Executive Member Mr. Kamal Poudel, who coordinated this digital magazine as a part of a larger initiative that is called “Nelta Networking” (please read this post by Kamal Poudel).
We believe that we can develop very useful and probably most relevant intellectual/professional resources for the Nepalese teachers, scholars, researchers, and students (especially in the long run) by making our own professional conversations, news and updates, research materials, theoretical discussions, and ideas from practical experiences, and so on available through a discussion forum like this.
Please take some time to browse and see what we have been discussing since January 2009 (you can “select month” or “select category” with the options in the right navigation panel). After reading what you find relevant/ interesting, please contribute your comments about how this networking can be made more relevant for you and other ELT community members.
Your participation in the discussions here is not just welcome, it is the very goal of the networking project–if you leave a comment, under any other post, your idea will add one small step on the ladder of Choutari’s networking mission.
If you would like to share more than a quick comment (a longer reflection about an event/issue, a personal ELT related story, success story of a branch or project, monthly branch update, etc) please email your thoughts to 2eltchoutari (at)-gmail-(dot)-com and we will post it as a new blog entry and fellow ELT teachers/scholars can read and discuss/comment on your post.
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