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