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Monday, July 4, 2011

Tech and esl. Thornbury et alii

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So how can we use this with students?

  • Set up some controversial statements and get students to vote for the ones they agree / disagree with and leave pro and con comments. You could assign groups of students to all think of pros and another group to think of cons and see which can come up with the most convincing arguments. Example: Controversial Issues
  • Get students to brainstorm word or phrases based around a theme. Example:Computer Phrases

B) Things to do with a Burning House

The simple basis behind The Burning House Website is this:

"If your house was burning, what would you take with you?"

It's a really simple website which asks a simple question. The rest of the website has images with accompanying lists sent in by visitors to the site. Each person's list and image has about 10 items.
 It's a conflict between what's practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.

How to teach ... series. 
from Scott  thornbury, a classic.... researcher. 

and Classics in class? Not a dogme isn't it?

  • Learning happens most directly through interactivity …
  • Learning takes place through communication and conversation, through which language emerges…
  • Content should engage learners to enable learning

and concludes: “…perhaps we are looking here at an opportunity for the Dogme ELT approach to evolve into a “Dogme 2.0″, where the “2.0″ tag represents the ability for students to engage, interact and create online.”

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