IH Barcelona Annual ELT Conference 2014
English Language Teaching Conference for teachers of English to Adults, Children & Business students
Next edition February 7-8, 2014
From our Conference 2013...
February 8-9, 2013
Why Dogme is good for you
Key note plenary session
The remarkable resilience of Dogme (12 years and still counting) may have less to do with its inherent pedagogical value and more to do with what it offers teachers as a vehicle for on-going professional development. Dogme invites teachers to question some of the received wisdoms about language teaching, and, in so doing, provides a framework for experimentation and reflection, essential components for any developmental cycle.
In this talk I will outline, with examples, the history of this trend, both to celebrate it, but also to suggest ways of improving it.
Biodata • Scott Thornbury teaches on an MA TESOL program for The New School, New York, and lives in Barcelona. He is the author of a number of books on language and methodology, including Teaching Unplugged (Delta Publishing, co-written with Luke Meddings), which won a British Council Innovations award in 2010. He is currently the series editor for the Cambridge Handbooks for Teachers.
Scott's An A-Z of ELT blog
Among the other speakers at the plenaries and workshops in February will be Jim Scrivener, Lindsay Clandfield, Luke Meddings, Nicky Hockly, Russell Stannard and Scott Thornbury.