Teaching Unplugged

What is Teaching Unplugged and why do we use it in our classrooms?

Teaching Unplugged / Dogme is an approach to language teaching that encourages teaching through visuals or short texts and focuses on conversational communication among learners and teachers.

The emphasis is on the student’s real-life experiences. The lesson content is driven by the students rather than being pre-planned by the teacher. It gives our students the opportunity to speak about their own ideas and opinions in the language they are studying. This gives them a real and tangible learning experience.

The three principles of Dogme were published in 2009:

Dogme is about teaching that is conversation driven
Dogme is about teaching that is materials -light
Dogme is about teaching that focuses on emergent language