16-17 May 2020


Dogme with Scott Thornbury

Scott Thornbury


  • a teacher and teacher educator, with over 30 years’ experience in English language teaching
  • an MA from the University of Reading
  • his previous experience includes teaching and teacher training in Egypt, UK, Spain (where I live), and in his native New Zealand. 
  • his writing credits include several award-winning books for teachers on language and methodology, as well as authoring a number of papers and book chapters on language and language teaching ("How teach speaking"; "How to teach vocabulary"; "How to teach grammar"; "The CELTA course"; "Teaching grammar creatively"; "Teaching unplugged"; "About language"; "Beyond the sentence"; "An A-Z of ELT"; "Uncovering grammar"; "Natural grammar"; "30 language teaching methods"; "Conversation: from description to pedagogy")
  • a series editor for the Cambridge Handbooks for Teachers (CUP)
  • he was also the co-founder of the dogme ELT group (http://www.scottthornbury.com/articles.html)

Программа семинара

Day 1: Saturday

09:00 - 10:00 Registration

10:00 - 11:15 

Session 1. How dogme started

I’ll give an overview of Dogme ELT (also known as Teaching Unplugged), how it began, its precedents, and I’ll also demonstrate some of its iconic activity types

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee-break

11:45 - 13:00 

Session 2. Communicative language teaching – its rise and fall

Dogme developed as a reaction to the way that the principles underlying communicative language teaching have been increasingly ignored, diluted, even betrayed. What are those principles? How does Dogme aim to retrieve them?  

13:00 - 14:15 Snack bar

14:15 - 15:30 

Session 3. SLA – changing models and metaphors

The study of second language acquisition has also evolved in the last two decades: the view that learning is ‘computing’ is giving way to a view that learning emerges from activity and that this activity is socially situated. How does this view support a ‘Dogme’ approach?  

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee-break

16:00 - 17:30 

Quiz (Brainiacs) *


Day 2: Sunday


10:00 - 11:15

Session 1.  Twenty years of Dogme

The study of second language acquisition has also evolved in the last two decades: the view that learning is ‘computing’ is giving way to a view that learning emerges from activity and that this activity is socially situated. How does this view support a ‘Dogme’ approach? 


11:15 - 11:45 Coffee-break

11:45 - 13:00 

Session 2. Beyond dogme -  using texts

One criticism of Dogme is that – in being grounded in ‘conversation’ – it ignores the development of literacy skills, and does not prepare learners for certain more academic registers of English. In this session I will demonstrate how the uses of texts can be integrated into a Dogme approach.


13:00 - 14:15 Snack bar

14:15 - 15:30

Session 3. Dogme for special purposes – teaching children, exam classes, ESP

Dogme works for certain learners – arguably – but does it work for learners with special needs? In this last session we will explore how the basic principles of Dogme can be applied to specific purposes and contexts. 


15:30 - 16:30 Coffee-break and time for photographs and books signing

* Оплачивая билет на семинар до 08.03. вы получаете квиз в подарок. С 09 марта билет на квиз будет продаваться отдельно стоимостью 20 бел р 

        DAY 1:

I’ll give an overview of Dogme ELT (also known as Teaching Unplugged), how it began, its precedents, and I’ll also demonstrate some of its iconic activity types. 

  • Some history – how Dogme ELT started

  • The Dogme ELT discussion

  • Dogme’s forbears 

  • Reactions – both pro and con

  • Teaching Unplugged

Dogme developed as a reaction to the way that the principles underlying communicative language teaching have been increasingly ignored, diluted, even betrayed. What are those principles? How does Dogme aim to retrieve them?  

  • CLT: a brief history

  • Big-C vs small-C CLT

  • Task-based learning and Dogme

  • Some iconic task-types   

How has Dogme evolved since its inception? How has it been embraced, rejected, criticised – by practising teachers and the ELT ‘establishment’? Has it lived up to its initial promise? Is it as ‘critical’ as it claims to be? This session aims to address these questions – and yours!

  • Dogme 20 years later

  • Is it a method?

  • Is it anti-coursebooks?

  • What are ‘dogme moments’?

  • How might dogme work in your context?

DAY 2:

The study of second language acquisition has also evolved in the last two decades: the view that learning is ‘computing’ is giving way to a view that learning emerges from activity and that this activity is socially situated. How does this view support a ‘Dogme’ approach?  

  • Models of mind and of language

  • From computer to ‘coral reef’

  • The Interaction hypothesis

  • Socio-cultural learning

  • Usage-based approaches 

  • Socialization and alignment 

One criticism of Dogme is that – in being grounded in ‘conversation’ – it ignores the development of literacy skills, and does not prepare learners for certain more academic registers of English. In this session I will demonstrate how the uses of texts can be integrated into a Dogme approach.

  • Conversation or text?

  • Discourse and genre

  • A text-based syllabus

  • Choosing and using texts

  • An alternative to grammar

Dogme works for certain learners – arguably – but does it work for learners with special needs? In this last session we will explore how the basic principles of Dogme can be applied to specific purposes and contexts. 

  • Adapting dogme to different needs

  • Dogme as professional development

  • What’s wrong with dogme?

  • Your questions

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Оплата

СТОИМОСТЬ УЧАСТИЯ

300 бел. руб.

(8.800 рос. руб.

*при конвертации сумма может варьироватьсяварьироваться)

* Стоимость актуальна до 31.03.

2 дня участия в семинаре

Раздаточный материал (брендированные блокнот, бейдж и ручка)

Снэк-бар

Презентация спикера

Утренняя и дневная кофе-паузы

Профессиональная фотосессия

Общий чат в телеграмме, возможность задать любой вопрос

Именной сертификат о прохождении курса

330 бел. руб.

(9.700 рос. руб.

*при конвертации сумма может варьироваться)

* Стоимость актуальна с 01.04.

2 дня участия в семинаре

Раздаточный материал (брендированные блокнот, бейдж и ручка)

Снэк-бар

Презентация спикера

Утренняя и дневная кофе-паузы

Профессиональная фотосессия

Общий чат в телеграмме, возможность задать любой вопрос

Именной сертификат о прохождении курса

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