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  • Resources for Language Learning
  • Overview
    • Introduction
    • Textbooks and teacher- developed materials
    • Authentic resources
    • Technology in language learning
  • Connecting to the Standards
      • Resources connect to MANY areas
      • in the standards:
      • Language & Culture
      • Language Pedagogy
      • Ethics & Responsibility
      • Personal Characteristics
      • Program Standards
  • Your textbooks!
  • Evaluate YOUR textbook/ materials!
    • How are these points treated?
    • Communication
    • Macro skills
    • Culture
    • Learning to learn
  •  
  • Authentic resources! Authentic Resources
  • There are two aspects of authenticity to consider…
    • Authenticity of…
    • the resource
      • context, purpose and context
      • language, cultural relevance
    • the use the learner makes of it
  • What do we mean by authentic resources?
    • photographs
    • Food packaging
    • Maps
    • Printed texts
    • Souvenirs
    • Advertisements
    • Newspapers
    • Costumes / clothing
    • Real songs
    • PEOPLE -native speakers, other students, teacher
    • Films, games, recipes, music, art, museums
  •  
  • How can we make authentic resources accessible?
    • Vocab lists
    • Questions to focus investigation
    • Comparing to students own experiences
    • Using excerpts
    • Focus on visuals
    • Using heading to predict, skim, scan, use key words….
    • Relate to things students WANT to learn/know - motivation to figure it out!
    • Etc….
    • Computers
    • Cameras – video and still
    • Interactive whiteboards
    • Phones
    • Mp3 players
    • Voice recorders
    • Internet and web 2.0
    Information and Communication Technologies
  •  
  • Opportunities through ICTs
    • Engage
    • Link with learners’ life world
    • Interact and collaborate
    • Real and meaningful activities
    • Create and share
    • Cater for different learning styles
  •  
    • Resources for language learning are diverse and full of potential
    Summing up…
    • Resources need to be used creatively to engage students productively, and respond to their diversity of knowledge and experience.
      • Resources must scaffold learning for particular learners in particular learning contexts.
  • Resources require ongoing appraisal to ensure…
  • … they provide appropriate learning opportunities based on principles of intercultural learning, and your own criteria /values.
  • …… the program maintains its contemporary relevance, to engage with the target language and culture as it is lived and used today!