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Supplementing ESL Textbooks with Authentic Material

OnTESOL TEFL Course ReviewIt is quite tempting to rely solely on an ESL textbook under the assumption that it works well for our students because it has been tried by professionals. The reality is that the material in the textbook often looks or sounds forced and unnatural, so it becomes necessary to supplement the textbook with authentic material. In this article I will tell you how to choose authentic material for each level.

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Using Comic Strips to Teach English

Taech English with comicsTeach English with comic strips! ESL teachers can find comics on newspapers and online. This is a simple and very interesting authentic material that many ESL teachers often overlook. Comics can be exploited in similar ways to regular text and they have the added element of fun and humour to attract the students’ attention. Different comics can be used for the following activities:

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