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Syllabus & Materials Design

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Elena Bolel

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Transcript of Syllabus & Materials Design

AUTHENTIC MATERIALS
How to Adapt Authentic Materials
Learner- Based Materials

Authentic Materials...

to Use or NOT to Use that is the question?

Things to consider:
Examples of Authentic
Materials & Tasks:
Further Reading:
FEEDBACK
Traditional
vs.
Authentic
Prior Knowledge
Relevance
Learner's Needs
Students' Level
Compatibility with course objectives
Exploitability/Teachability
Students' Age
Interests
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

http://ihjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/journal/Issue4.pdf

Tuning In Dealing With Authentic Listening
by Mark Lloyd

http://ihjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/journal/ISSUE3.pdf

Effective Ways to Use Authentic Materials with ESL/EFL Students

http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Kelly-Authentic.html
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WLFBNQ3
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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?
http://www.mymerhaba.com/This-Weekend-in-Istanbul-in-Turkey-1149.html
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.”
THANK YOU!
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