ERIC Number: ED435179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
New Ways in Using Authentic Materials in the Classroom. New Ways in TESOL Series II: Innovative Classroom Techniques.
Larimer, Ruth E., Ed.; Schleicher, Leigh, Ed.
Ideas and activities for using authentic materials in the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classroom are collected here. Each activity centers on an audio, visual, or written text from an English language environment, including samples from many different genres: television, radio, and video; newspapers, magazines, and literature; maps, mail, and other documents; texts for academic and business settings; and food (menus, recipes, labels). Each teacher-suggested activity include a sample or synopsis of the authentic text used and a sample worksheet if used in the lesson. The activities focus on all language skills (reading, writing, grammar, listening, conversation), and acquisition of cultural knowledge is a focus of many of the exercises. Entries describe the target language skills levels, general and specific aims, necessary class and preparation time, suggested resources, step-by-step classroom procedures, grading notes, caveats and options, and references and further reading options. (Each section contains references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Food, Instructional Materials, Maps, Media Selection, Periodicals, Radio, Second Language Instruction, Television, Videotape Recordings
TESOL Publications, P.O. Box 753, Waldorf, MD 20604-0753. Tel: 888-891-0041 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.