A Taste of Dogme
What is Teaching Unplugged?
Interactivity between teacher and
learners leads to co-construction of
The most engaging material will come
from the learners themselves.
Language emerges organically given
the right conditions.
If used, materials should have
relevance for the learners.
The teacher's role: to draw attentiom
to features of emergent language.
Wright & Rebuffet-Broadus, 2013
What is Teaching
Focused on emergent language
Why are my students learning this?
How is it going to be useful?
What do they talk about when they are
outside the classroom?
How can we teach them to communicate
those things in English?
How can they notice they are learning?
What does it say
YLE learn by doing. GRAMMAR
L2 as a natural alternative to L1.
Keep a record.
"(...) let learners know they
are expected to be curious
to increase motivation".
Teacher gives examples: On Monday I
go to Cultura.
Sts respond, if they use L1, teach
them how to say the activity in L2.
They put the activities on the floor.
They write or talk about them,
looking for coincidences.
What's your ______?
Do you like ______?
Students invite their friends to school
Running dictation with gapped
Students complete the gaps with what
Students interview their friends
They produce a text about their
Elicit / Teach opinion adjectives
Students write sentences about their
favourite films and their opinion
about their schools
Teacher gets a sentence and students
position themselves according to their
Variation: students change positions
if they agree
Play parts of different songs, and
students write their opinion
Fold their eyes and spray scents and
ask their opinion
Fold their eyes and get objects with
different textures and ask their opinion
Fold their eyes and have them taste
different flavours and ask their
Sometimes it fails...
"Don't feel obliged
to continue with
activities that are
working or are
failing to facilitate
Wright & Rebuffet-