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    Hello

    I have a question.
    Do you ever use authentic materials in the class? I was thinking that maybe I'd like to introduce that..but I have a HUGE problem finding materials which would be appropriate for ELEMENTARY students (
    I'm looking for some text... listening/video maybe..but I cant find anything where the language would be graded..

    Does anyone have any suggestions where to find those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sezamek View Post
    Hello

    I have a question.
    Do you ever use authentic materials in the class? I was thinking that maybe I'd like to introduce that..but I have a HUGE problem finding materials which would be appropriate for ELEMENTARY students (
    I'm looking for some text... listening/video maybe..but I cant find anything where the language would be graded..

    Does anyone have any suggestions where to find those?
    How old; there are some ones for younger learners here: ESL Podcasts - ESL Web Directory - UsingEnglish.com

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    they're 20-45..so quite varied group

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    Default Re: authentic materials

    If they're learning in an area where it is hard to get authentic materials, then authenticity might not really need to be a central plank of their learning. There's nothing wrong at all with using scripted texts IMO.

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    I agree with Tdol. There's nothing wrong with using scripted texts in a classroom. However, I would use the scripts as a jumping off point. They are great to show how target language connects in a natural conversation. Practice this a few times, incorporate gestures and body language, and then set up an activity which allows free(r) use of the target language.

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