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Do you dogme, or does dogme do you?

It’s late so this is a necessarily short one. I do, however, hope it’s a pertinent one. I’ve been reading the latest post over at Chia’s blog, where she and a colleague (her DOS!) have been running a dogme vs. coursebook experiment. The latest...

Once with feeling

If there’s one thing I like about where I work, it’s that I have relative freedom to do what I want once I’m in the classroom; I’m not wedded to any coursebook or other material. This often results in fruitful mining of a rich linguistic seam,...

Tourism comedy from Romania

I had meant to post something deep and heavy (well, relatively deep and heavy) on dogme/teaching unplugged today, but it took me so bloody long to find a quote that I wanted to include that I don’t think I can tap that one out just at the moment. Instead, here...

Marathon man and a serious point about lesson length

Today has quite possibly been the most draining day at work I have ever had. To give you a bit of background flavour, I work in a college of further education in the UK. Think stepping stone to-, not quite university level. ESOL and basic skills qualifications sit...

These are some things I would like to know…

I so wish I had been at Willy Cardoso’s talk at IATEFL last week, as when I arrived, it was the talk of IATEFL (those I spoke to and who spoke to me, anyway). I’m not entirely sure what follows is 100% related to what he talked about, all to do with...