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ERIC Number: EJ1111892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0517
Tuning In: Using the News for a Content-Based ESL Class
Moglen, Daniel
CATESOL Journal, v26 n1 p29-36 2014
Vast amounts of daily news content are widely available and easily accessible, and they can be converted into materials for intermediate and advanced ESL classes. This article will describe the why and how for integrating news media sources into a multiskills ESL classroom. Through the news, students are immediately engaged with the material because they are viewing articles and news stories that are happening in the world. Additionally, the authentic nature of the material presents a broad spectrum of vocabulary and sentence structures. While students are not expected to understand every word or phrase, the exposure to authentic text in an ESL class is tremendously beneficial. This article will take a 1st-person perspective on the implementation of the news-based course, as well as ideas on how to use the news as a supplemental resource in other ESL classes, such as speaking, composition, or grammar/vocabulary classes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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