Tried stepping outside the textbook to use the target-culture world instead? This stuff is hard, people. Or at least, incredibly time-consuming. Textbooks aren’t so expensive because they weren’t a lot of work. Shall we start the school year by sharing the load?
Wherever you are and whatever you’re teaching, I invite you to join me in August in a simple task: share the authentic resources that you and your students will (hopefully) love this year. What apps? What music? What websites? And if you create a simple activity to go with it, so much the better – there’s a place for that.
If you have a blog or Twitter (hashtag #authres), you have a place to publish your findings. Post and comment with a link, please! If you don’t have a public place to share, I’ll invite you to use mine. Just comment below or send me and email and I’ll broadcast your findings for you.
It’s time to share!
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Thanks, Joe, always especially great to see contributions from the #earlylang field!
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