This webinar looks at the reasons and possibilities of using Authentic Materials in the English language classroom. The recording will be posted shortly after the webinar.
Here is the recording(only part - forgot to start it!) and the chat transcript with lots of ideas... Thanks to all who attended.
suha:Thank you so much for this opportunity. But what if I am at school having classes on Wed at 10 a.m.? How can I watch the webinar?
iqbal hussain:can you tell me pakistani time as well please
silvia urbina:What time is the talk in Peru?
DAVID DEUBELBEISS:You can check the local time at this link http://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_US-MA.aspx?amp%3by=2...
DAVID DEUBELBEISS:The recording will be on the event page - don't you worry! There is a button there to Past events. Also -http://teachers.schooloftefl.com
Rinaldo Junior:Hey there you guys who are already here... so happy to be here finally i'm able to make it to this wonderful thing
Rinaldo Junior:looking forward to it
Daniel K:Me, too! :) Thanks for putting this on, David!
Rinaldo Junior:Hey daniel where are you from man?
Rinaldo Junior:Is there anybody here from Brazil?
Daniel K:I'm from Toronto, Canada... But I'm participating from Bandung, Indonesia! Just finished a very full day of teaching...
Rinaldo Junior:What time is it there?
Daniel K:a quarter to nine in the evening
Rinaldo Junior:Ohhhhh. here is still 10:44 in the morning
Daniel K:I think we're gonna get a real international crowd! And hopefully the flaky internet here doesn't stop working... :)
Ana:Hi from Serbia
Rinaldo Junior:yep i bet we are...
Rinaldo Junior:Hi Ana, Brazil Here...
Elize Marais:It's 23:00 in Korea ..
Benjamin Stewart:Hello all!
Rinaldo Junior:hello ben
Benjamin Stewart:8:56 AM here in beautiful Aguascalientes, Mexico!
Rinaldo Junior:Hey joyce is that you there from Brazil?
Rinaldo Junior:Wooohoooo, Mexico so neat.
maribel:Hello from the Netherlands.
DAVID DEUBELBEISS:hi everyone. We'll start in 2 minutes!
Rinaldo Junior:allright david
maribel:There is still no sound at all, is that right?
Benjamin Stewart:Sound-s good at this end.
Elize Marais:I can!
Rinaldo Junior:i can perfectly hear you
Ana:loud and clear
raya:Hello from Israel!
Rinaldo Junior:Wow Israel, that's way far from here
Rinaldo Junior:heheheh, yeah that's really neat seeing you wearing those glasses
Elize Marais:newspaper article
Rinaldo Junior:hum.... what is meaningful for the students
Rinaldo Junior:English Central
Daniel K: A text that English native speakers would naturally interact wtih on a daily basis...
Benjamin Stewart:Certain blogs that are not intended to teach something, but actually do.
Benjamin Stewart:News, manuals, etc.
Rinaldo Junior:well I almost didn't see the 'not' coming
Daniel K:Radio shows, podcasts, TV shows...
Elize Marais:Joke books
DAVID DEUBELBEISS:weather report
Benjamin Stewart:news broadcasts
Rinaldo Junior:Tv series
Ana:Pop song lyrics
Elize Marais:Makes learning real
Rinaldo Junior:its meaningful
Daniel K:Excites students
Daniel K:Gives a confidence boost
maria:Hello from Spain
Sandy:We define authentic material as material created by native speakers for native speakers in the cultural context
Benjamin Stewart:Disadvantanges: adapting materials to user levels.
Rinaldo Junior:u kinda don't control the flow of wht is comming to the students
Daniel K:They take a long time to adapt, prepare activities around...
Rinaldo Junior:yeah that's what i was gonna mention
Rinaldo Junior:the time to prepare
Benjamin Stewart:Know your students' interests and needs when adapting materials.
Rinaldo Junior:and also to tranfer this to other teachers in your group is kinda hard too
Benjamin Stewart:requires critical pedagogy perhaps
Rinaldo Junior:cause then you researched and looked it up and then now for that teacher to understand what you mean
Rinaldo Junior:can you still build language awareness when using authentic materials?
Sandy:David..just an FYI..the defnition I posted is how we define authentic materials at our insitute where we are training our military linguists. If the material is not created by a native speaker for native speakers (the purpose as you stated) is it a simulation. Just wanted to clarify. Thanks for this basic overview.
Elize Marais:I used it for tests and exams - then not so messy!
Benjamin Stewart:Just make sure they have a life jacket. :)
Benjamin Stewart:Know your students: interests, needs, learning preferences, etc.
Benjamin Stewart:Vocabulary being used...is it too easy/difficult, cultural lexicon that relates to the purpose of the lesson, etc.
Rinaldo Junior:maybe just break it down though
Rinaldo Junior:into parts
Benjamin Stewart:I agree Rinaldo.
Benjamin Stewart:Something they can relate to.
Rinaldo Junior:ohhh that's so sad
Benjamin Stewart:How can subsequent lessons link to the use of authentic materials
Benjamin Stewart:Students too can create authentic material, IMHO.
Csilla Benn, France:I like the idea that authetnic materials help them overcome their anxiety and make them better risk takers.
Rod:Nice pic David
Daniel K:While I was having lunch at a stall, a young Indonesian guy struck up a conversation with me. He claimed to have learned English through video game chat!
Benjamin Stewart:Do mic here, but I like using dictoglosses with authentic text (written and spoken).
Elize Marais:Mine was not for English learning- used tourist brochures and they had to create also
Benjamin Stewart:You are able to integrate the skills.
Benjamin Stewart: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&sour...
Benjamin Stewart:Sorry, long link.
Elize Marais:Also took them on short tours - they had to be tour guides for oral work,
Benjamin Stewart:This works well for paragraph development as well.
Benjamin Stewart:Cutting out the sentences from a paragraph and have students create the paragraph.
raya:you can also cut a picture/poto and let them match the headline,, the first lineandthepicture
Rinaldo Junior:i'd like to talk to you if possible on buying the seats to my school on EC
Benjamin Stewart:Great session! Thanks everyone!
Rinaldo Junior:on skype if possible i'll be on
Elize Marais:Thanks - off to bed!
raya:Thanks a lot!!
v:thanks a lot...
Rinaldo Junior:thanks man
Csilla Benn, France:thanks a lot.
Rinaldo Junior:loved it
Elize Marais:And thanks for all your wonderful material!
DAVID DEUBELBEISS:rinaldo, I'll email in 20 min about EC
DAVID DEUBELBEISS:thank you everyone.