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Authentic materials

  1. 1. Authentic Materials Their role and integration into world language curriculum Northeast Conference March 28, 2014 Presented by Ed Weiss
  2. 2. AN INSPIRATION
  3. 3. BIBENDUM
  4. 4. A STAR IS BORN
  5. 5. A PASSION...
  6. 6. TODAY’S AGENDA • Authentic materials - definition / evolution • What the experts are saying - Identifying our needs • Teaching strategies - Using technology to share resources • Finding authentic materials
  7. 7. SMART BOARD?
  8. 8. MULTI-MEDIA W/SLIDES?
  9. 9. THE LATEST VIDEOS?
  10. 10. THE LATEST VIDEOS…
  11. 11. STUDENT COPIES?
  12. 12. LISTENING?
  13. 13. LATEST MAGAZINES?
  14. 14. IT’S ALL ABOUT COMPREHENSION
  15. 15. AUTHENTIC MATERIALS ARE... • those designed for native speakers. They are real text designed not for language students, but for the speakers of the language in question. (Nunan) • stretches of real language, produced by a real speaker or writer for a real audience and designed to carry a real message. (Harmer) • “appropriate” and “quality” in terms of goals, objectives, learner needs and interest and “natural” in terms of real life and meaningful communication. (Rogers)
  16. 16. A PARTIAL LIST... • online articles • charts / graphs / maps • videos • magazines / newspapers • films • music • advertisements
  17. 17. AUDIO SOURCES • Radio interviews • General interest podcasts • PSAs • Brief lectures • Audio guides - museums, travel comprehensibility & relevance are #1
  18. 18. WRITTEN SOURCES • Literary texts • Journalistic articles • Letters • Ads • Instructions • The above may be combined with maps, charts, or table
  19. 19. ACTFL.ORG GUIDELINES EXAMPLE: Students listen to authentic audio clips featuring native speakers describing an event, and can match the oral description to a picture, or put pictures in the order of the sequence of events as described. EXAMPLE: Students read several authentic menus and identify which would be appropriate for different people based on likes/ dislikes and special dietary needs. EXAMPLE: Students browse the website of a current popular magazine in a target language country.They identify the emotions of the people in the photo based on their interpretation of visual and linguistic cues and then discuss their findings with their classmates.
  20. 20. AP EXAM OVERVIEW Sec$on  I  (Interpre$ve  Communica$on)   Mul$ple-­‐choice  (50%  of  total  score):  65  items  in  9  sets   4  reading   2  listening  and  reading  combined   3  listening            Sec$on  2  (Interpersonal  and  Presenta$onal  Communica$on)     Free-­‐Response  (50%  of  total  score):  4  items   Interpersonal  Wri$ng   Presenta$onal  Wri$ng   Interpersonal  Speaking   Presenta$onal  Speaking
  21. 21. COLLEGE BOARD TELLS US...
  22. 22. A LA RECHERCHE....
  23. 23. HOW THE AP EXAM

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