“Teaching Unplugged”, written by Scott Thornbury and Luke Meddings, published by DELTA Publishing and part of the DELTA Teacher Development Series. The blurb on the back describes the book as “the first book to deal comprehensively with the approach in English Language Teaching known as Dogme ELT”. As with the previous book review, “Teaching Online” by Nicky Hockly and Lindsay Clandfield, “Teaching Unplugged” contains three individual parts; Part A, Part B and Part C.
T: well then, Jorge … did you have a good weekend?S: yesT: what did you do?S: I got married.T: [smiling] you got married. (0.7) you certainly had a good weekend then. (0.5) [laughter and buzz of conversation]“Teaching Unplugged” (2009) by Meddings and Thornbury (pg. 11)
Each lesson provided, breaks down a lesson plan with different areas to consider prior to the lesson (Think about it and Get it ready), during the lesson (Set it up, Let it run and Round it off) and after the lesson (Follow-up). As with each lesson chapter in Part B, there are tips and techniques to assist the teacher. In total there are 97 lessons provided over the five chapters in this Part, which is plenty for the teacher to start practising with.