Using Authentic Material

Using Authentic Material

Maggie Healy

Based on a session by Silvana Giménez Amadeo in 2009

There’s lots of talk around these days about using authentic material in the classroom and while it’s a wonderful resource for language teaching there are also some drawbacks and pitfalls to watch out for. Sourcing suitable material is very important and so is designing a suitable task and gauging it well to the level of your students. Setting achievable gist and detailed tasks or creating a guided discovery lesson can be challenging. This session aims at brainstorming some ways that we can extract a quality lesson from sample authentic material.

2011-05-18 – Authentic Material – Sample worksheets  2011-09-19 – Authentic Material – Handout  Authentic Material – Theory

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