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Designing Authenticity into Language Learning Materials


It provides both a theoretical grounding to the authenticity-centred approach, and demonstrates its practical application in a teaching task reference section. In outline, the book:

• Refines a definition of authenticity in the context of language pedagogy.
• Traces the historical background to authenticity in language learning back over one millennium.
• Grounds the use of authentic materials in language learning in L2 acquisition research.
• Gives a critical analysis of the authenticity of contemporary language study course-books.
• Discusses the use of seven authentic genres for language learning; broadcasting, newspapers, advertisements, music and song, film, literature and ICT (information and communications technology).
• Offers a set of practical principles for the design of authentic learning tasks.
• Includes a reference section providing step-by-step instruction for the design and classroom procedure of learning tasks for materials taken from each of the seven genres.

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