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Syllabus & Materials Design
Transcript of Syllabus & Materials Design
How to Adapt Authentic Materials
Learner- Based Materials
to Use or NOT to Use that is the question?
Things to consider:
Examples of Authentic
Materials & Tasks:
Compatibility with course objectives
Appropriacy of Task
Selecting a Response ---------- Performing a Task
Contrived ------------------------------------ Real-life
Recall/Recognition ---- Construction/Application
Teacher-structured ----------- Student-structured
Authenticity and Artifice by Philip Kerr
Tuning In Dealing With Authentic Listening
by Mark Lloyd
Effective Ways to Use Authentic Materials with ESL/EFL Students
what animal is this?
Is this a book?
What color is this pen?
What color are your sister's eyes?
Is there a desk in the classroom?
Is there a desk in your room at home?
Check weather forecast and use this information to plan some weekend activities.
Answer the questions:
What's the weather like on Sunday?
Is it cold on Thursday?
Difficult Text/Audio OR Low Level = Easy Task
Easy Text/Audio OR High Level = Difficult Task
BUT: Don't Grade Authentic Materials unless it's absolutely necessary
Does Adapting Always Work?
Nunan (1989): “
any material which has not been specifically produced for the purpose of language teaching.”
Finnemann (1990): “authentic materials are texts produced by native speakers for a non-pedagogical purpose.”