Teaching Unplugged


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Authors: Luke Meddings and Scott Thornbury
Publisher: Delta Publishing

Teaching Unplugged is the first book to deal comprehensively with the approach in English Language Teaching known as Dogme ELT. It challenges not only the way we view teaching, but also the way we view being a teacher. Dogme ELT advocates teaching “unplugged”: a materials-light, conversation-driven philosophy of teaching that, above all, focuses on the learner and on emergent language.


Teaching Unplugged contains three distinctive parts A, Band C which focus in turn on theory, practice and development:

Part A provides:

    • A background to the ideas behind teaching unplugged.
    • A detailed explanation of the core principles behind Dogme ELT.
    • An invitation to reflect on the best way to learn a language and, consequently, to teach it.


Part B contains:

    • A bank of activities that teachers can use right away and which help them unplug their teaching from the start.
    • Activities tg to how Dogme ELT can be applied indifferent teaching contexts.
    • An in-depth examination of the issues and implications of adopting this new style of teaching.


Part C reflects on:

    • the application of Dogme ELT to different teaching contexts and addresses some of the issues and implications involved in where and how Dogme may be applied.
    • how to teach unplugged in a wide range of different classroom environments