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Using Authentic Materials to Teach Languages

  1. Strategy Overview
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    What is this strategy about?
    Using authentic materials is one of the mainstays of an imaginative and motivating higher level course, but rarely features at levels lower than intermediate.

    What is authentic material in language teaching?
    Authentic materials are print, video or audio materials sourced from the country of origin to support the teaching of a foreign language.

    Why is it important to use authentic material when teaching languages?
    Using authentic materials provides real-life examples of language used in everyday situations. This can make the learning process even more engaging, imaginative and motivating for students.

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  2. Choose this strategy if you want to...
    - Add culture to the language learning
    - Give pupils more confidence in their knowledge
    - Get pupils excited about the language and culture

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