Sunday, November 6, 2011

DOGME TEACHING

Since this is what all online communities of educators seem to be talking about, I decided to look up the term and read some further details about it:

Dogme language teaching is considered to be both a methodology and a movement. Dogme is a communicative approach to language teaching that encourages teaching without published textbooks and focuses instead on conversational communication among learners and teacher. It has its roots in an article by the language education author, Scott Thornbury. The Dogme approach is also referred to as “Dogme ELT”, which reflects its origins in the ELT (English language teaching) sector. Although Dogme language teaching gained its name from an analogy with the Dogme 95 film movement (initiated by Lars von Trier), the connection is not considered close.

Main precepts of Dogme 

There are three precepts that emerge from the ten key principles:

  • Conversation-driven teaching
  • Materials light approach
  • Emergent language

Taken from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogme_language_teaching (click to read more)


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Teaching Village wiki: Dogme in ELT (a variety of resources)
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