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Hugh Dellar and The Lexical Approach Part 2

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In the previous post, I looked at Hugh’s attempts to implement Michael Lewis' "Lexical Approach", and posed a few questions. Anticipating no response from Hugh, I addressed some of the questions my...
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More close analysis of the lexical approach in comparison to the established cognitivist-interactionist paradigm with particular focus on conflicting uses of the concept of "noticing."  Jordan recommends Nattinger & DeCarrico.

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Technology and principles in language teaching: Andrew Walkley

Technology and principles in language teaching: Andrew Walkley | TELT | Scoop.it

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Hugh Dellar gives ELT Heinle co-author Andrew Walkley space to expand on his IATEFL 2012 presentation on technology in language teaching.  The overal thrust is to question blind assumptions about teaching and technology: 

 

Impoverished acquisitional/pedagogical models

- "the vast bulk of new technologies for ELT are based on OLD – and I would argue discredited – theories of language. Many of the sites recommended by gatekeepers such as Russell Stannard and Nik Peachey focus very much on grammar rules and lists of single words and their meanings."  Walkley rejects this restricted view of language learning/teaching as "grammar rules + words + skills."

 

Overestimation of technology's power to motivate

- "We’re frequently told we’re teaching screenagers, but our students are only screenagers when using facebook to sort out a meet-up with friends or to post comments on recently uploaded photos."  Our younger learners are not so tech-savvy or pro-tech as older teachers may fear.

 

Unhealthy obsession with technology among some teachers

- "Don’t let workaholics be our role models."  Technology is time-consuming for teachers, but pro-tech teachers don't mind giving up a great deal of spare time for it.

 

Technological versus pedagogical interactivity

- "Far too often, in classes I observe, IWBs are simply used as giant held-up coursebooks, as another form of crowd control."

 

[Author photo from ELT Heinle http://elt.thomson.com/emea/en_uk/innovations/pages/0759396205/teacher_andrew.html]

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Hugh Dellar and The Lexical Approach

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Hugh Dellar is a blogger , a coursebook writer, a frequent conference speaker, a teacher trainer, and an EFL teacher. He’s perhaps best known for his promotion of the lexical approach. While I know...
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After Krashen and Hoey, SLA blogger Geoffrey Jordan takes on ELT blogger and materials writer Hugh Dellar on the theoretical underpinnings of the lexical approach (or lack thereof)

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Amanda Cynthia Lima's curator insight, September 20, 2014 12:07 PM

Very intesting!  #madeinusabrasil