This talk provides an informative overview of ELT history which counteracts some common myths and raises issues for critical reflection. The following questions are considered:
- How can ELT be defined?
- When did it begin?
- What predated it?
- What people, institutions, ideas and practices have made up ELT?
- What has changed, and what has not changed in ELT methodology?
Dr Richard Smith is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. He is a leading authority on the 19th-20th century history of language teaching and is the founder and director of the Warwick ELT Archive, https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/research/collections/elt_archive/. Richard also has particular interests in learner/teacher autonomy; teaching in ‘difficult circumstances’; and engaging and supporting teachers in/with ELT research.
Find out more at: www.warwick.ac.uk/go/richardcsmith
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is there any posibility to download this video seminar? I´d like to show this to my students at profesorado de Ingles in Humahuaca, Argentina; but connection here is too slow, so it cuts every two minutes.
This video isn't downloadable I'm afraid. Would it help if you used a different brower? I've had this kind of problem with videos in class too. This isn't an ideal solution but maybe you could you use the pauses for discussion time.