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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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MLearning, Mini-Whiteboards, and Emergent stuff…

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As homework yesterday, my Advanced learners were told to take a photo of something that they might see between yesterday afternoon and this morning which they found interesting...

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Dogme Is an Elitist Anti-Construct

Dogme, or as it is pronounced, has become a well-worn term in certain circles of the ELT industry. It is the practice of conducting a class through what is supposed to be free-flowing conversation without the use of books or materials....

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Dogme Workshop Materials

(via Scott Thornbury) A booklet with resources and activities produced by teachers participating in the first International House online workshop on Dogme ELT.

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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

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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

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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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Dogme Blog Picks: macappella

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Unplugged and semi-unplugged, learner centred thoughts & ideas for language teachers, by Fiona Mauchline (@fionamau on twitter)

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A Call to Arms for ELT.

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Demand More, Be More!  How much do you challenge your students? Do you get...


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Doing Some Thinking

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Surviving a last-minute substitution class - I'm pretty sure you are acquainted with this situation: It's five minutes before lessons start and suddenly you receive a phone call...

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