Tag Archives: Emergent language

(The lack of) Dogme moments with my Japanese teachers

Today I had my third Japanese lesson. Just before we started, I had a brief chat with my other two classmates. Not surprisingly, none of us had had the chance to go over the materials we did in the previous … Continue reading

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Why feedback after task?

I was reading┬áKen Wilson’s post on his second German lesson on a crowded Tokyo train on my way home, like most of his readers, I found it difficult to contain my chuckles. I cannot emphasise how useful it is for … Continue reading

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Alibis

This was a 90-minute lesson modified from an activity called Alibi from Seymour and Popova’s 700 Classroom Activities (2005:89). Lesson Aim: Language: Vocabulary related to murder and alibi; Practice of the use of the question form, simple past and past … Continue reading

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Dogme from a textbook theme?

It was my twice-weekly 90-min pre-intermediate group. I have had them for almost a month. I am still feeling my way including the best way of starting the lesson. We have experimented several ways like plunging right in, starting off … Continue reading

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