ERIC Number: ED193898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Didactique et authentique: Du document a la pedagogie (Didactic and Authentic: From Document to Method). Melanges pedagogiques, No. 10.
Abe, D.; And Others
This discussion shows that "authentic documents" are a basic tool for the acquisition of communicative competence in a second language. An authentic document is a sort of photograph of discourse produced at a given time and in a given place. Like a cliche, it has its own existence. Two reasons for choosing authentic documents in second language instruction are: (1) they are themselves vehicles of communication in a given situation and as such they provide to the learner a direct contact with actual use of the language; and (2) they can be matched to learners' needs and as such they are instructional materials that are truly adapted to the learning situation. By way of conclusion, the working plan for using authentic documents with employees of a firm dealing with metallurgy is described. The use of these documents had four elements: telephone conversations, understanding written texts, use of telex and training in oral communication. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.