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ERIC Number: ED435179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 253
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-939791-80-3
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.