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.

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

  1. 1. The fascinating coincidences between the beautiful bridges of Budapest and the history of our beautiful profession
  2. 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. 3. And at the same time, the Scot, not the Englishman, Adam Clark was working on the L á nch í d
  4. 5. 1878 Margit H íd and Maximillian Berlitz Zichy Mihály Arany János
  5. 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.
  6. 8. 1937 Petőfi híd , formerly Horthy Miklós híd and A.S Hornby
  7. 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>
  8. 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
  9. 11. Erzsébet h íd 19 64 and Dell Hymes Language in Culture and Society
  10. 12. And the Mária Valéria híd, just up the river in Esztergom. Sissy’s daughter!
  11. 13. 1995 Lágymányosi híd and the start of the Cambridge International Corpus , Ronald Carter and Michael McCarthy
  12. 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
  13. 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?
  14. 16. So who was the most influential ?
  15. 17. The bab y chain bridge
  16. 19. Pestal ozzi and Ironbridge 1779 <ul><li>Don’t throw out the bridge with the bathwater
  17. 20. Never divide ELT from general pedagogy
  18. 21. Understanding and knowing where we’ve come from helps us to work out better where we’re going to </li></ul>
  19. 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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