3 When an educator takes on the challenge of leading a classroom in a constructive and meaningful way, he or she depends on quality teaching aids for academic support.
4 Working with teaching aids is essential in the modern classroom Working with teaching aids is essential in the modern classroom. Many topics can be explored more efficiently and more in depth with teaching aids.
5 Why do we use them? To provide a meaningful context for instruction To facilitate language learningTo include cultural content in lessonsTo provide a meaningful context for instructionTo motivate learners
6 Benefits of Using Materials They boost ss success in classThey work as reinforcement toolsThey signal important informationThey make help make something abstract more concreteThey provide for all learning styles
7 Benefits of Using Materials: Music and the Multiple Intelligences Grammar - Mozart, Haydn, Bach, Handel, VivaldiImagination exercises (descriptive writing, speaking) - Ravel, Debussy, Satie)Current Situation, News in the World - Rap (for inner cities and their problems), Ethnic Music from the discussed countries (you would be surprised at how many people quickly associate the type of music with a part of the world)Making Future Plans - Fun upbeat jazz ("Take Five" by Dave Brubeck)Discussing "Serious" issues - the "serious" Germans: Beethoven, Brahms - even Mahler if you are adventurous!
9 How should we use materials? Use them all along the lesson, but specific materials for specific stagesUse experiential learning and hands-on activities to promote active explorationAsk ss to participateExpand the lesson beyond the classroomCreate an environment for exploration and the construction of learning
10 General Types of Materials TraditionalAuthenticElectronic
11 Traditional Materials FlashcardsWord cardsColored paper and pensModeling clayCut outsPostersHandoutsCrosswordsManipulativesWorksheets
13 Ideas on Using Traditional Materials ManipulativesMatching cardsStickersColor strawsexperimentsOHPAvoid crowding wordsUse bulletsChoose readable fonts and sizeGraphic OrganizersVenn DiagramsPie chartsFoldablesTo provide hands-on activities
14 Adapting Existing Materials Unsuitable audienceDifficultlevelLengthUse of Grammar and LanguageRelevanceSpecificuseLearningStyles
15 Authentic MaterialsThese are materials which involve language naturally occurring as communication in native-speaker contexts of use, or rather those selected contexts where standard English is the norm.
16 Using Authentic Materials They have a positive effect on learner motivation.They provide authentic cultural information.They provide exposure to real language.They relate more closely to learners ' needs.They support a more creative approach to teaching.
17 Types of Authentic Materials Newspapers: these are a good source of cultural information: local papers will give more of a flavor of everyday life in towns.Video: a number of published ELT video tapes are a good visual source of cultural information. (Today, we have CD/DVD versions of these video tapes, which provide us with better quality.)Talks/discussions: some topics may be suitable for giving information to students in a plenary session.Role play/dramatizations: these can be used to initiate discussion and introspection.Culture quizzes/tests.
18 Types of Electronic Materials TEFL materials\Newsademic Issue 086 A.pdfTEFL materials\Newsademic Issue 086 A classroom advanced.pdfTEFL materials\Newsademic Issue 086 A classroom basic.pdf..\listening materials\TomSxxx mp3..\listening materials\TomSxxx mp3