Using Authentic Material
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.