Event Date: 14th June 2022

About the Webinar:

What happened to the communicative approach and the idea that you learn a language by using it?

What happened to learner-centred classroom interaction?

What happened to whole-person learning?

What happened to experiential learning and the idea of learning by doing?

What happened to learner-generated content?

In this talk, our wonderful presenter Scott Thornbury argues that Dogme ELT (also known as (Teaching Unplugged) aims to rehabilitate and re-instate these key language learning principles.

About the Speaker:

Scott Thornbury is a teacher and teacher educator, with over 40 years’ experience in English language teaching, and an MA from the University of Reading. Until recently he taught on the MA TESOL program at The New School in New York.

His previous experience includes teaching and teacher training in Egypt, UK, Spain (where he lives), 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.

Scott is a series editor for the Cambridge Handbooks for Teachers (CUP) and a trustee of the Hands Up Project. He was also the co-founder of the dogme ELT group. You can find out more about him at his website http://www.scottthornbury.com.