For some time I have remained a silent dogme-tist; heaps to do, veery
unwise - I should be the one to teach how NOT to organise one's life...
anyway, in spite of all the "drum-und-dran" (a very apt german phrase) still
avidly reading the postings. Hence my plea: in my capacity as the editor of
the Newsletter of one Teacher Development and Autonomous Learning Special
Interest Group (IATEFL-Poland). Came to my attention there's a wealth of
material for an article focused oin the issue of lesson plans. Wanted to
use your postings - promise to quote appropriately and to insert an
additional sub-heaading about the article being based on the dogme list...
thing is, I don't know at the moment whose words in particular would be
taken... is it OK to sort of just ask for a general permission of all those
who aprticipated in that one thread and later, after I have drafted, I will
get in touch once more in re?
thanks in advnace (how cunning!)
I have been sorting through my files from the previous year, all the notes
(I strive to write a short comment after every class) - they yield wonderful
reading. Given more time I would like to share with you, only it's out of
the questions at the moment... even the 1-2-1 with a woman whom I eventually
advised to stop as her professional and family commitments stood so much "in
the way" - so you might say, a failure there... but it was sweet until it
On the basis of these notes I can vouch for the value of the dogme
approach - at least with the adults and teenagers. Wheneveer there was "a
current issue" or a topic of interest, the conversation is so engrossing and
there's so much emergent grammar afterwards.
I still have not enough experience and self-assurance to seriously practise
with young learners... in spite of some examples and hints... mostly I get
discouraged because they positively love having a "special" course book -
they feel as if honoured, admitted to some special rites... so it's an