English in the workplace - using the Careers New Zealand jobs database authentic materials elt english for the workplace resources Oct 22, 2021

By Dorothy Cleary

In my previous blog, I included a list of places to find authentic materials, both online and paper-based. The Careers New Zealand website is one easily accessible and varied resource for English in the Workplace (EWP) classes. It provides information about possible careers...

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Why you should use authentic texts authentic materials authentic text elt Aug 26, 2021

By James Jenkin

What’s an authentic text?

As Thornbury (2006) summarises:

A classroom text is authentic if it was originally written for a non-classroom audience. A newspaper article or a pop song are thus considered authentic (p. 21).

The list of available authentic texts is, literally,...

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English for the workplace authentic materials elt english for the workplace listening Aug 26, 2021

By Dorothy Cleary

FINDING AUTHENTIC LISTENING MATERIALS

As I said in my introductory blog, authenticity of materials is one of the key elements in supporting learners to feel confident in New Zealand workplaces.  It is relatively easy to find authentic written materials, and learners who are...

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