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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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For those who know…

For those who know… | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

« language garden « “For those who know, no explanation is necessary; for those who don’t know, no explanation is possible.”

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Dogme Digest: Brain-based language teaching and learning

Dogme Digest: Brain-based language teaching and learning | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

Rob Haines: : one set of ideas is tethered to the notion that learning is brain-centered; students are primarily brains inside of bodies, so that even their emotions are merely the brain's responses to stimuli...

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The Five Stages of Dogme

The Five Stages of Dogme | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

Having been an active tweeter and blogger for a round a year now, I’ve noticed that discussions around the phenomenon that is Dogme ELT (also known as Teaching Unplugged) seem to come round in frequent cycles. The pattern is the same...

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The UNPLUGGED INDEX - DOGME AFTERNOON

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April, as T.S. Eliot almost put it, is the coolest month. This year at any rate. First Istek and Istanbul, then a workshop at the British Council in London, then Iatefl in sunny Brighton. Spring gardens, spring seas.As it draws to a close, I thought I’d reprise my contribution to the dogme symposium in Brighton...

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So this is English : Dogme McNuggets?

So this is English : Dogme McNuggets? | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

I have a new student. She's twenty-eight and is in the armed forces. I decided to try and take a dogme approach with her lessons, as she's having individual classes...

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Dogme and Me - Emi Slater

Dogme and Me - Emi Slater | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

Dogme and me have been good friends for a while now, its just, like many other people, I didn’t know it. I guess I first met Dogme when I did my Celta...

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F is for Focus-on-form (2)

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Is dogme soft on form?

It’s a central tenet of the dogme approach to language instruction that, as we put it in Teaching Unplugged, it’s all “about teaching that focuses on emergent language...

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A is for Autonomy

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Autonomy is definitely the flavour of the month. As I write, preparations are well underway for next week's Realizing Autonomy conference in Nagoya, Japan, which, in turn, he imminent launch of the collection of papers of the same name...
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Listen……. and ask

I said this some time ago and at the time it was one of those throw-away things that one says - or in this case, tweets - just to sort of be in there and contributing and like that...

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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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Dogme and the First Day of a New Class

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Recently, after teaching a group of teachers with another teacher, I had some not-so-great feedback...and although the feedback from the other students/group ranging from happy to very happy, it was her feedback which taught me the most...

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An average dogme day

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I had a plan… It was very well-laid out, I even had language aims and skill aims too. It looked beautiful. I’m sure it would have been an absofrigginlutely fine lesson. ... | Written by dalecoulter | languagemoments

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O is for Open Space « An A-Z of ELT

O is for Open Space « An A-Z of ELT | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

The 8th “vow of Dogme ELT chastity” proclaims: Grading of students into different levels is disallowed: students should be free to join the class that they feel most comfortable in, whether for social reasons, or for reasons of mutual intelligibility, or both...

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Back to Dogme

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Stage Two…. dealing with emergent language and experimenting. | English learning in Our World | It’s amazing how time flies but at the same time stands still. It seems only minutes since I was writing last week ...

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Unplugged in the literacy classroom? — www.mikejharrison.com

Unplugged in the literacy classroom? — www.mikejharrison.com | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

This is a follow up post to the #ELTchat discussion on dealing with learners with low levels of literacy...

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ELTchat Etymology and Dogme flies

ELTchat Etymology and Dogme flies | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

Today, while sharing with folks all over the world, I saw a tweet that made a language geek like me go ” YEEEAAA boom SHaKaLaKa !!!! ” I’ll explain why below...

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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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Z is for Zero Uncertainty

Z is for Zero Uncertainty | ELT Digest | Scoop.it

Here is a listening sequence that could be from any current coursebook: Pre-listening: 1. What do you know about garden gnomes? Have you ever had a garden gnome? Have you ever lost a garden gnome?...

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Control yourself, (hu)man!

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On Friday at about 7.30pm, I suddenly realised that I had managed it...without actually dying/fainting/having a panic attack/jumping out the window/going (completely) mad...  What had I managed? Well, to complete my first Celta course as a tutor...

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IASKU - Dogme vs Principled Eclecticism

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Anthony Gaughan: Dogme vs Principled Eclecticism, Round One. We all know that teachers have many hats they'd need to wear to be able to survive this gruelling profession, but if you've been following these interviews, and more so if you've been...

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