Using News Reports in Language Education

Matthew Michael Foley-Ryan (University Francisco de Vitoria, Spain)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 68
EISBN13: 9781522550501|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2724-4.ch003
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Abstract

The proliferation of news outlets with a digital presence in recent years has enabled language education to embrace current affairs in (and outside of) the classroom at a level which classic language-learning text books simply cannot rival. The inclusion of such material as a means of instruction allows language education to be as connected to the world in which students inhabit as possible. This chapter details how news reports, be they in video or textual form and obtained online, can be used in language education in a variety of ways. Clear instructions of how news reports have been successfully used in language classes, methodology and the exploration of learning results enables replication by other teachers, as do indications of how to adapt material to suit differing student profiles, classroom activities and language levels.
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