A few months ago, I was lucky to get my first attempt at teaching a Dogme ELT lesson recorded. I received a copy of the recording from the language department at the University of Sussex. With this video, I copied to my PC, edited some of the clips and then made it more suitable for YouTube. A copy of the video is available to watch below.
A copy of my original lesson plan and reflection is available to read on my blog. This will hopefully provide further information about the lesson that I prepared for the formal observation. Some of the language that was encountered during the lesson included:
- Did/Do you know about …?
- I don’t … much but … (I don’t exercise much but I watch TV)
- I just heard that …
- I’m aware that …
- First Lady
- International Women’s Day
- Mother’s Day
- The Iron Lady
This is a brief summary of the language that emerged during class and hope it’s a good illustration how useful an unplugged lesson can be. Finally, I have been wondering whether Dogme ELT could be a useful topic to research for my MA Dissertation and will be posting more information regarding this in due course. I will be seeking teachers and institutions to answer some questions so please feel free to contact me if you wish to be included in my study. You never know, I might be presenting my findings in next year’s IATEFL Conference.