P is for Pecha Kucha

20 01 2013

What is PechaKucha 20×20?

PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.

(from the official Pecha Kucha website)

Strategies kitchen reduced

Cooking, Strategies style (1975)

Pecha kuchas have become regular events at ELT conferences, ever since Lindsay Clandfield introduced the genre at the IATEFL Conference in Exeter in 2008, and where I had the dubious honour of being one of the presenters. My 20 times 20 seconds of fame was called Eating for Specific Purposes, and dealt with the way that food, and specifically recipes, have been portrayed in ELT coursebooks over the years. That gives you an indication of the kind of (often fairly frivolous) topics that are the subject of pecha kuchas, which are typically staged as an evening entertainment, not unlike a Victorian parlour game.

But when I was asked to do a pecha kucha at the KOTESOL conference in Seoul last October, I chose a topic that was a little more ambitious: a sort of potted history of second language acquisition (SLA) theory in alphabetical order (a nod both to the book, An A-Z of ELT, and the eponymous blog). I also wanted to reduce the amount of text on the slides to a minimum: in my experience 20 seconds a slide doesn’t allow for a whole lot of cognitive processing, especially when the presenter is talking nineteen to the dozen, as one tends to do.

Well, this is the result, kindly made available by KOTESOL. What do you think?


27 07 2011
  1. A is for Accent
  2. A is for Accommodation
  3. A is for Accuracy
  4. A is for Affordance
  5. A is for Age (of onset)
  6. A is for Aims
  7. A is for Approach
  8. A is for Articles (1)    
  9. A is for Articles (2)
  10. A is for Aspect
  11. A is for Aspect (2)
  12. A is for Attention
  13. A is for Authenticity
  14. A is for Automaticity
  15. A is for Autonomy
  16. B is for Bad language learner
  17. B is for Backshift
  18. B is for Blogging
  19. B is for Body
  20. C is for CLT
  21. C is for Commodification
  22. C is for Communicative
  23. C is for Conditional (the Third)
  24. C is for Construction
  25. C is for Contrastive analysis
  26. C is for Conversation
  27. C is for Core Inventory
  28. C is for Core vocabulary
  29. C is for Corpus
  30. C is for (COCA) Corpus
  31. C is for Coursebook
  32. C is for Coursebook writing
  33. C is for Creativity
  34. C is for Critical pedagogy
  35. C is for Curriculum
  36. D is for Dictation
  37. D is for Dictionary
  38. D is for Discourse
  39. D is for Dogme
  40. D is for Dreams
  41. D is for Drills   
  42. E is for Ecology
  43. E is for eCoursebook
  44. E is for ELF
  45. E is for ELF (and the Phonological Core)
  46. E is for Eliciting
  47. E is for ELT in Spain
  48. E is for Emergence
  49. E is for English
  50. E is for English in the world
  51. E is for Error   
  52. F is for Facts
  53. F is for Feel
  54. F is for First Lessons
  55. F is for Flow
  56. F is for Fluency     
  57. F is for Focus on Form
  58. F is for Focus on Form (2)
  59. F is for Forensic Linguistics
  60. F is for Forty years on
  61. F is for Fractal
  62. F is for Functions
  63. F is for Futurity
  64. G is for Gender  
  65. G is for Genre
  66. G is for Gerund  
  67. G is for Gesture
  68. G is for Gist
  69. G is for Gossip
  70. G is for Grammar lesson
  71. G is for Grammar McNuggets
  72. G is for Grammar(s)
  73. G is for Grammar syllabus
  74. G is for Grammar-Translation
  75. G is for Granularity
  76. G is for Grice (and his Maxims)
  77. G is for Guided Discovery
  78. H is for Holistic
  79. H is for Homework
  80. H is for Humanistic approaches
  81. I is for Identity
  82. I is for Idiolect (and Intimate discourse)
  83. I is for Imitation
  84. I is for Innovation
  85. I is for Input
  86. I is for Intelligibility
  87. I is for Interdisciplinarity
  88. I is for Intersubjectivity
  89. I is for Intonation
  90. J is for Jargon
  91. J is for Jokes
  92. K is for Krashen  
  93. L is for Language
  94. L is for Language arts
  95. L is for (Michael) Lewis
  96. L is for Learning Styles
  97. L is for Linguistic landscape
  98. L is for Literacy
  99. L is for Lockstep
  100. M is for Machine translation
  101. M is for Manifesto
  102. M is for Masters
  103. M is for Mediation
  104. M is for Memorization
  105. M is for Metaphor
  106. M is for Method
  107. M is for Mind
  108. M is for Minimal pairs
  109. M is for Mobility
  110. M is for Model
  111. M is for Monolingualism
  112. M is for Mother tongue
  113. N is for Native-speakerism
  114. N is for Neoliberalism
  115. N is for New edition
  116. N is for Nora
  117. N is for Not Interfering
  118. O is for Open Space
  119. O is for Othering
  120. O is for Outcomes
  121. O is for Ownership
  122. P is for “Point of Need”
  123. P is for Passive
  124. P is for Pecha Kucha
  125. P is for Pedagogic grammar
  126. P is for Personalization
  127. P is for Phoneme
  128. P is for Phonemic Chart
  129. P is for Phonics
  130. P is for Phonotactics
  131. P is for Phrasal Verb
  132. P is for Poetry
  133. P is for Postmodern Method
  134. P is for Poverty of the stimulus
  135. P is for Power
  136. P is for PPP
  137. P is for Practicum
  138. P is for Practised Control
  139. P is for Predictions (Part 1)
  140. P is for Predictions (Part 2)
  141. P is for (Thomas) Prendergast
  142. P is for Prescriptive
  143. P is for Presence
  144. P is for Pre-service training
  145. P is for Primate language
  146. P is for Problematizing
  147. P is for Problematizing (2)
  148. P is for Profession
  149. P is for Pronunciation
  150. P is for Push
  151. Q is for Queer
  152. Q is for Quote marks
  153. R is for Rapport
  154. R is for Repetition
  155. R is for Repetition (again)
  156. R is for Representation
  157. R is for Research
  158. R is for Reticence
  159. R is for (Wilga) Rivers
  160. R is for Rules
  161. S is for “Strategies”
  162. S is for (Earl) Stevick
  163. S is for Scaffolding
  164. S is for Sentence
  165. S is for Sexist language
  166. S is for Silence
  167. S is for Situation
  168. S is for SLA
  169. S is for Small Words
  170. S is for Soaps
  171. S is for Speaking (1)
  172. S is for Speaking (2)
  173. S is for Student-centredness
  174. S is for Subjunctive
  175. S is for Substitution table
  176. S is for Sylvia (Ashton-Warner)
  177. T is for Taboo  
  178. T is for Task-based learning
  179. T is for Teacher Development
  180. T is for Teacher Knowledge
  181. T is for Teacher Training
  182. T is for Technology
  183. T is for Text    
  184. T is for Text-based curriculum
  185. T is for Time
  186. T is for Translation
  187. T is for Transmission
  188. T is for Turning point
  189. V is for Variability
  190. V is for Visualization
  191. V is for Vocabulary size
  192. V is for Vocabulary teaching
  193. V is for Voice setting
  194. W is for (language learning in) the Wild
  195. W is for ‘Wabi-sabi’
  196. W is for Women in ELT
  197. W is for Wondering
  198. X is for X-bar Theory
  199. Z is for Zero Uncertainty
  200. Z is for ZPD