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Re: [dogme] Dogme week 1

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  • Anthony Gaughan
    Absolutely, couldn t agree more! Sounds like just the kind of classroom I d want to be in. Anthony
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 1, 2011
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      Absolutely, couldn't agree more! Sounds like just the kind of classroom I'd want to be in.

      Anthony


      On Apr 1, 2011, at 3:32 AM, Robert Haines wrote:

      > Bravo, Phil! I look forward to reading more.
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      > Rob
      > On Mar 31, 2011, at 2:24 PM, philawade wrote:
      >
      >> Thanks to all your comments and tips I've managed to survive and
      >> quite enjoy a Dogmeticish (??) week. It is the first time I've seen
      >> students actually interested and giving their own true opinions. And
      >> what was fantastic was that it worked best with my rowdy advanced
      >> class. From this week on students chose their own topics for
      >> discussion and source their own texts for background reading and
      >> noticing/uncovering grammar/vocab/language which we can then build
      >> on and exploit.
      >>
      >> In one lesson I asked students to make notes after a discussion
      >> about what language they had been corrected on, anything they had
      >> problems with or wanted help with. This led to several great
      >> 'language discussions' and personalised practice. All of which they
      >> noted down and probably understood and will remember better than 2
      >> hours of grammar gapfills. The students also natuarlly scaffold and
      >> support each other and ask me to help too without being afraid of
      >> losing face.
      >>
      >> Am I right in encouraging 'mini linguist' style sections? Maybe a
      >> thesaurus would be useful?
      >>
      >> The best feedback I've had is that one student comes early for class
      >> and now says it is the first time he has ever been allowed to speak
      >> properly. In his country the teachers sent him out as he spoke too
      >> much apparently.
      >>
      >> On another note, I've read Thornbury's book so much that my 1 yr old
      >> daughter now taps on his face and gives him a kiss from time to
      >> time. You don't get better reviews than that.
      >>
      >> Thanks again.
      >>
      >> Phil
      >>
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