Phonics (pronunciation) is often one of the most neglected areas of English language teaching. Most likely due to teachers’ lack of confidence and unfamilarity in the subject. Fortunately there are now a lot of resources available online to support both teachers and learners. So here are few of my favourite phonics resources. Chance English IPA […]
In this post, I’m going to first address what Dogme English Language Teaching (Dogme ELT) is. Then I’m going to discuss some of the problems with using produced materials, focusing primarily on the ELT textbook. Finally, I will offer some alternatives to using produced materials and explain my motivation for creating ChanceEnglish.com. Dogme Dogme ELT […]
A Needs Analysis (NA) is a tool for collecting data to inform the development of a Course Syllabus. It usually consists of a series of questions, either written or verbal, designed to find out information about the learners’ needs. Nunan (1988) identifies two types of data: Objective and Subjective. Objective data includes information like nationality, […]
Here is my suggestion for how to best use ChanceEnglish and structure your lessons. Download the Lesson Record, give a copy to each student, and follow the stages: 1. Source Material Start the lesson as you normally would by checking homework and with a warm up activity. I usually just ask some warm up […]
As a recent convert to Dogme English language teaching, I’d really appreciate feedback from you about your ‘unplugged’ teaching experiences. If you do try using this site and have something interesting to say, please share here. Thank you.