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November 11, 2010

In Brief: Harmer on Dogme, Viney on copyright, Nunan reveals all...

Roadshow-David-Nunan.jpg Jeremy Harmer, author of the EFL classic The Practice of English Language Teaching, takes a critical look at the controversial Dogme approach in his excellent blog, whilst Lindsay Clandfield looks at the merchandising angle... Peter Viney has an incisive article on copyright and why it is so important in ELT as well as for creative culture in general... Nicholas Ostler forecasts doom for ELT in "The Last Lingua Franca", predicting that English is soon to fade as the world's language...

On a lighter note, David Nunan's latest book "Roadshow: A Personal Odyssey" is a self-proclaimed work of "faction" that entertainingly reveals some of the less educational aspects of the ELT publishing world. The rumor is that colleagues that might be recognizable – or indictable – from the book, get a hand-written exculpatory note: "Sorry I couldn't put you in it!"

Reported by: Russell Willis

See also:
• Jeremy Harmer: Away from a pedagogy of essential bareness
• Lindsay Clandfield: Six Merchandising Gimmicks for Dogme ELT
• Interview with Nicholas Oster in the Guardian
• Interview with Peter Viney on ELTNEWS.com
• Interview with David Nunan on ELTNEWS.com

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