Adapting readings in the efl classroom
Teachers have used readings and texts in different ways over the last century in TEFL - from translating into their first language to repeating meaningless sentences. Listen for techniques which can help students to guess meaning, relate content to their lives and act as a springboard to get students to have a meaningful conversation.
Practical techniques for utilizing texts
In this podcast we'll show you how to use texts and reading to help students discover language as well as for a springboard to get your students talking.
TALO: Text as a linguistic object
TAVI: Text as a vehicle for information
TASP: Text as a springboard for production or Text as a Stimulus for Production.
For more on texts in the language classroom, check out Jeremy Harmer's The Practice of English Language Teaching (below)