Scott Thornbury

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Thornbury in 2010.

Scott Thornbury (/ˈskɒt ˈθɔ:(r)nbəri/) is an English language teacher, teacher trainer and author of numerous articles and books on English teaching, including An A-Z of ELT.

Thornbury comes from New Zealand, and currently is based Barcelona, Spain.

Perhaps his most controversial action was the creation of the Dogme movement which argues for materials-light teaching.

He is also an engaging speaker, and there are many interesting conference presentations/workshops on YouTube. He also maintains an active blog[1]


  • An A-Z of ELT
  • 30 Language Teaching Methods
  • Beyond the Sentence: Introducing Discourse Analysis
  • About Language: Tasks for Teachers of English.
  • Teaching Unplugged (with Luke Meddings)
  • The CELTA Course (with Peter Watkins)
  • Teaching Grammar Creatively
  • Conversation: From Description to Pedagogy
  • Big Questions in ELT
  • How to Teach Grammar
  • How to Teach Speaking
  • How to Teach Vocabulary.
  • Uncovering Grammar
  • Natural Grammar: The Keywords of English and How They Work


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