Dogme in ELT: A demonstration

Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto
Saturday, 9 April 2011 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

What is Dogme ELT? It is a philosophy that says our dependence on materials and technology can actually slow down the learning process. It is also an approach to teaching that is materials light, conversation-driven, and focuses on emergent language.

More importantly, what does Dogme in English Language Teaching have to offer English teachers in Japan? This workshop will focus on answering this question. Using a Dogme approach, we'll uncover the principles that characterize Dogme ELT, how these principles might work in "unplugging" our own teaching.

Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto has been an EFL teacher and teacher trainer since 1985. She has conducted workshops throughout Asia, the U.S. and Latin America, and is co-author of Let's Go (OUP). Her motto is "Always try new things," so these days, when she's not teaching, writing, or giving workshops, you'll often find her online exploring the potential of social media for professional development.