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CatAnDogme - Creative Activities and dogme (by Jimmy Astley and Mauro Espindola)

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CatAnDogme - Creative Activities and dogme (by Jimmy Astley and Mauro Espindola)

  1. 1. Jimmy Astley Mauro Espindola LABCI 2013 – Lima, Peru
  2. 2. A volunteer?
  3. 3. -Materials light -Focus on interaction -Students are the topic
  4. 4. -The only resources in a lesson are the teachers, students and whatever they bring to class. -All the teacher’s questions must be ‘real’ ones (e.g. ‘What did you do last Saturday?’) instead of ‘display’ questions (e.g. ‘What’s the past tense of GO?’) -A pre-planned syllabus is forbidden. A grammar point should emerge during the lesson, not dictate it. -Topics generated by the students themselves must be given priority over any other input. -Grading of students into different levels is disallowed. Students should join a class where they feel comfortable. -The criteria and administration of any testing procedure must be negociated with the learners. -Teachers themselves will be evaluated according to only one criterion: that they are not boring.
  5. 5. “ The psycholinguistic approach”, by Ricardo Schütz. - Affection and an intimate relationship between the instructor and the learner, with both on the same level, provide the necessary framework. -The focus shifts from grammar and sentence formation to a deep sense of personal communication. -The learner's interests are explored and his own ideas are used as teaching materials. - Resorting to the same resources used in psychoanalysis, the counselor-instructor plays the role of confidant and brings the conversation (always in the target language) to the center of the learner's interest. -This communicative-psychological approach is ideal for intermediate and advanced students and requires a skillful instructor.
  6. 6. How to
  7. 7. -Leave room for ‘dogme moments’. -Using creativity.
  8. 8. -The two-minute interview. -Traffic light questions.
  9. 9. 1, 2 – red Personal or controversial questions. Not easy to answer! 3,4 – yellow Questions about your opinion on certain topics. They can also be personal but a bit lighter than the red ones  5, 6 – green Light questions which are very easy and nice to answer.
  10. 10. -The two-minute interview. -Traffic light questions. -Roll the die.
  11. 11. 1- Fashion 2- Travelling 3- Sports 4- Music 5- Films 6- Food
  12. 12. -The two-minute interview. -Traffic light questions. -Roll the die. -Red, yellow and green.
  13. 13. -The two-minute interview. -Traffic light questions. -Roll the die. -Red, yellow and green. -Post-it.
  14. 14. Thanks! jimmyastley@gmail.com mauro_espindola@hotmail.com Jimmy Astley Mauro Vilela

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