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For a pedagogy of bare essentials -

with special reference to the teaching of English as a foreign or second language.



You are welcome to join the dogme ELT discussion site. We are a mix of teachers, trainers and writers working in a wide range of contexts, who are committed to a belief that language learning is both socially motivated and socially constructed, and to this end we are seeking alternatives to models of instruction that are mediated primarily through materials and whose objective is the delivery of "grammar mcnuggets". We are looking for ways of exploiting the learning opportunities offered by the raw material of the classroom, that is the language that emerges from the needs, interests, concerns and desires of the people in the room.




From a recent posting:

"As for dogme being this or being that, isn't it mostly
irrelevant? Surely the most important thing is that it exists,
and that we can contribute to it and benefit from it as much or
little as we like. It's a resource, not a club."




Note: This is an open source site. This means you can freely copy, adapt and distribute material from this site so long as you explicitly mention the source of the material, attribute the original writer(s), and advise the group moderator accordingly. People posting messages on this site should bear in mind its open nature).





Clov: What is there to keep me here?

Hamm: The dialogue.



- Samuel Beckett, Endgame

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