ISBN 9788130915982,Teaching Unplugged: Dogme in English Language Teaching

Teaching Unplugged: Dogme in English Language Teaching


Delta Publishing



Delta Publishing

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788130915982

ISBN-10 8130915987

Paper Back

Number of Pages 466 Pages
Language (English)

Language teaching theory & methods

Teaching Unplugged is the first book to deal comprehensively with the approach in English Language Teaching known as Dogme ELT. It challenges not only the way we view teaching, but also the way we view being a teacher. Dogme ELT advocates teaching 'unplugged':

focusing on the learner and on emergent language

Teaching Unplugged contains three distinctive parts which focus in turn on theory, practice and development:

Part A provides a detailed explanation of the core principles behind Dogme ELT and examines the philosophy behind teaching unplugged. It invites teachers to reflect on the best way to learn a language and, consequently, to teach it.

Part B contains a bank of activities that teachers can use right away and which help them 'unplug their teaching' from the start. These activities involve little or no preparation, often requiring no more than pen, paper and the people in the room. The tips, techniques and key terms suggested facilitate a new approach to teaching.

Part C reflects on the application of Dogme ELT to different teaching contexts and addresses some of the issues and implications involved in where and how Dogme may be applied. It indicates how the approach works equally well for native and non-native speakers of English and how to teach unplugged in a wide range of different classroom environments.

About the Author
Scott Thornbury teaches on the MA program at the New School in New York. His previous experience includes teaching and teacher training in Spain, Egypt and the UK. He is the author of several important books on language and methodology. He lives in Barcelona.

Luke Meddings has been a teacher, school manager and journalist in ELT for over 20 years. He currently contributes a monthly column to The Guardian on the TEFL pages of their website and has written for a range of other ELT media. He lives in London.

Table of Contents
Part A
Part B
Creating the right conditions
Managing conversation
Me, you, and things we do
Feelings and things
Sharing, comparing
Dreams and schemes
Selecting stimulus to share
Lessons on location
Lessons in your pocket
Good things, bad things
Pocket Pecha Kucha
Use the news
Take a text
Focusing on form
Learning from lesson to lesson
Between lesson and lesson
Part C
Teaching as a non-native speaker
Teaching with a coursebook
Teaching young learners
Teaching specialised English
Teaching one to one
Teaching exam classes
Teaching an observed lesson
Teaching unplugged for a term
Unplugging a school.