Scott was giving a plenary at the Japan Association of Language Teachers national conference in Shizuoka this weekend, as well as a couple of presentations, but was kind enough to spare me half an hour or so for a chat. We talked a grammar, Vygotsky and socio-linguistics (inspired by James Lantolf, who was also speaking at the conference), technology, textbooks, testing and, of course, dogme. Like his fellow Kiwi Paul Nation, he is a thoroughly nice chap. If you want to pick up some of Scott’s books (and I really recommend that you do – he has a great talent for bringing complex concepts to life) you can get them through my store and contribute a few pennies towards the running of this site at the same time….
Window-dressing vs. Cross-dressing in the EFL Sub-culture. (The article I referred to in the interview… revived by the magic of twitter)
The New School- Online MA programme which Scott Thornbury (amongst others) is teaching on.
Scott’s own website, where you can see his edited plenary slides and plenty more.
Apologies, as usual, for the racket in the background and the occasional cropping of vital body parts.