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