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Dogme language teaching is considered to be both a methodology and a movement. [ 1 ] Dogme is a communicative approach to language teaching that encourages teaching without published textbooks and focuses instead on conversational communication among learners and teacher.
Dave Volek's Business English (DVBE) puts business English learners into some great business English conversation practice, with a great emphasis on “numbers English,” a feature of the English language in which most learners won't get much formal training. In a DVBE business English classroom, learners cooperate to resolve business simulations using whatever English skills they currently hold, giving them both communication strategies and confidence with their imperfect English.
Before starting the classroom activity, the instructor should encourage learners to visit " The Tractor Deal Online ," a complementary online listening activity. This activity has six dialogues between tractor buyers and tractor sellers. The first half of the dialogue is based on several surveys of business English learners which identified making small talk as a skill learners needed to improve.
Big Town is a small little town settled somewhere between here and there. This is a fun conversation game for role plays, speech acts, dialogues and other communicative activities. There are over 80 residents in Town and even some that you would not likely expect.