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Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession
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Ignite Budapest #2 - The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession

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Mark Andrews presents "The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession” at Ignite Budapest #2, Cotton Club, Budapest, Hungary, 10 November 2009.

Mark Andrews presents "The beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful language teaching profession” at Ignite Budapest #2, Cotton Club, Budapest, Hungary, 10 November 2009.

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  • 1. The fascinating coincidences between the beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful profession
  • 2. In 1845, Henry (Higgins) Sweet was born , our first phonetician, es gr ü nt so gr ü n wenn Spaniens blüten blühen  <ul><li>Pygmalion, put on in the Burgtheather, Vienna for the first time in 1913 in German. </li></ul>
  • 3. And at the same time, the Scot, not the Englishman, Adam Clark was working on the L á nch í d
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  • 5. 1878 Margit H íd and Maximillian Berlitz Zichy Mihály Arany János
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  • 7. 1898, Szabadság híd , previously Ferencz József híd, Francois Gouin discovered that you can’t learn a language by learning its rules like you can’t learn to drive by reading the highway code.
  • 8. 1937 Petőfi híd , formerly Horthy Miklós híd and A.S Hornby
  • 9. A pontoon bridge in Budapest observed by my grandfather in 1946 <ul><li>Spanning the Danube from Buda to Pest is a bridge of boats built by the Russian armies. Over that frail structure, hour after hour passes the flotsam and jetsam of Europe. </li></ul>
  • 10. 1950, Stalin bridge, now Á rp á d H í d and the rise of audiolingualism. B.F. Skinner , so much to answer for ! Teachers of the world unite, we have nothing to lose but our behaviouristic beasts. In 1958, Stalin’s name disappeared from the face of this bridge
  • 11. Erzsébet h íd 19 64 and Dell Hymes Language in Culture and Society
  • 12. And the Mária Valéria híd, just up the river in Esztergom. Sissy’s daughter!
  • 13. 1995 Lágymányosi híd and the start of the Cambridge International Corpus , Ronald Carter and Michael McCarthy
  • 14. Even Jim Scrivener saw the newest Budapest bridge , the Megyeri híd 2008 , to be the key to the sales of the latest edition of his book
  • 15. <ul><li>Can teaching still be a subversive activity? </li></ul>Has ELT settled down into a calm, measured maturity? Have the years of exciting creativity and risk passed by? Should we now obediently open our expert-written coursebooks and tick off a few more can-do statements?
  • 16. So who was the most influential ?
  • 17. The bab y chain bridge
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  • 19. Pestal ozzi and Ironbridge 1779 <ul><li>Don’t throw out the bridge with the bathwater
  • 20. Never divide ELT from general pedagogy
  • 21. Understanding and knowing where we’ve come from helps us to work out better where we’re going to </li></ul>
  • 22. Enjoy our bridges, pause for a moment when you pass one,you may never see them in the same light again. Bridges are like languages Connecting people and places!
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