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TeachingEnglish Radio | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

TeachingEnglish Radio | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | ELT Digest | Scoop.it
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Teacher development podcasts, accompanied by a two-page support sheet.

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20 steps to teaching unplugged

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TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Luke Meddings builds a picture of teaching unplugged in this seminar, filmed at the British Council in London earlier in 2011.

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The Dogme Blog Challenge: Kalinago English

The Dogme Blog Challenge: Kalinago English | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

I am going to lay down a challenge where we will attempt together to take a deeper look into some of the specific points Meddings and Thornbury have been trying to teach us through their book Teaching Unplugged...

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Teaching Unplugged, with Luke Meddings

Teaching Unplugged on the banks of Faaker See in Carinthia Austria - Open your book, page 32, the Sounds of Silence, using your surroundings as stimulus... (with thanks to Mark Andrews for the video) - Click on the link below for an edited, updated version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ8Ftpck2II

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Not Unit 5!, by Luke Meddings

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In this article, Luke Meddings reflects on the constraints coursebooks can put on the learning experience in the classroom, and offers some suggestions on how we can overcome that.

 

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Unplugged Reflections

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The Road to Enlightenment is Paved with Mirrors (and Journals)... The musings of a TEFL-er in an unplugged world.

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Powerful beyond measure

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This is to the teachers I am working with on our current CELTA course. We have come a long way since the beginning, two weeks ago....

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Looking back on 2011...

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Dogme ELT & Interactive Whiteboards | blog-efl | One of the most interesting dates for me was the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG's PCE (Pre-Conference Event) , where a whole day was spent looking at IWBs from all angles...

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UNPLUGGED ON THE HORIZON

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In May 2011 I ran an unplugged teacher training course with Nick Bilbrough at Horizon Language Training in Totnes, Devon. This week-long residential course was the first of its kind and it was a real privilege to work with Nick, who combines a deep knowledge and understanding of humanistic language teaching with a passion for dialogue, role-play and drama...

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The Unplugged Public Library

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« Teacher Training Unplugged « If you find a reference to Dogme ELT/Teaching Unplugged – on the web, in a referred journal, in a newspaper or magazine, in a video etc. you can share this information with the world by adding an entry in the Unplugged Public Library.

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DOGMEVOLUTION - The Unplugged Index

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Some people don’t like change .  They’v e seen a couple of recent workshop titles, and it’s made them nostalgic for the early days of dogme...

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Security Theatre in ELT

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A common feature of many initial teacher training programmes is a strong emphasis on detailed paper-based lesson planning. Whether this actually increases teacher preparedness to teach is questionable....

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Is dogme possible for beginners

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eltchat transcript /This is the transcript of the 12.00BST eltchat held on 03.08.2011 on Dogme and beginners

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Six Big Ideas and One Little One

Six Big Ideas and One Little One: A Discussion with Scott Thornbury MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages | http://www.newschool.edu/matesol ...
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Bethany Cagnol interviews Dale Coulter

TESOL President Bethany Cagnol interviews Dale Coulter on reflective practice and blogging.
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Embrace the parsnip

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Forget anodyne lessons from the coursebook - learning language through human experience much more valuable, says Luke Meddings.
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Random thoughts in the hot winter

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Authentic Teaching « My English language learning experience was not transformative, critical, task-based, experiential, democratic, dialogic, constructivist, or anything like that. So what? I learned it anyway...

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My trainees’ 10 (+1) Maxims of Teaching

I previously blogged about the importance of the foreign language lesson in the CELTA, and before that, wrote about the lessons we can learn from the bad experiences of a language learner...

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EFL Thoughts and Reflections: Dogme criticisms

EFL Experiment 2: The ultimate Dogme criticisms and responses. Here's my list of Dogme criticisms and responses by some great Dogme teachers.

http://eflthoughtsandreflections.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/efl-experiment-2-the-ultimate-dogme-criticisms-and-responses/

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Interview With Chia Suan Chong

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iasku « You might have seen her at recent IATEFL conferences, or perhaps at a chic café in Covent Garden, with her sociolinguistical cap on, eavesdropping on conversations of unsuspecting tourists and locals alike…but what do you really know about the effervescent Chia Suan? Watch on and find out!

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PASSIONS AND POSITIONS

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THIS MUCH I DON’T KNOW: April 2011, LTSIG PCE, Brighton. ) I was invited to lead a discussion on dogme and IWBs at the Learning Technologies Special Interest Group pre-conference event at IATEFL in April.

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Dealing with emerging language

One of the many bits of Dogme terminology that perplexed me in the first year of teaching was exactly this, 'dealing with emerging language'. I mean, if you consider that dealing with a problem gen...
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