This talk provides an informative chronology of ELT developments which counteracts some common myths and raises issues for critical reflection. The following questions are considered:
- How can ELT be defined?
- When did it begin?
- What predated it?
- What people, institutions, ideas and practices have made up ELT?
- How did ELT spread and what has its impact been?
- What aspects of ELT should be maintained or superseded?