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For Jamie Keddie, the secret to good language teaching is the same as in cooking – excellent ingredients, or in other words, materials that inspire, engage and motivate students.  He recommends this unusual spaghetti dish as an example:

Today, YouTube and other web-based resources give us unprecedented access to often high quality, authentic materials – but how can we use them to promote language learning and meaningful communication?

Find out using this lesson plan and worksheet.

Lessonstream is full of other innovative suggestions that can help us locate, repurpose and integrate videos and other authentic materials into our teaching.

If you’ve used them, share your ideas here!


About davegatrell

Into digital game-based learning in and out of the language classroom. Follow me on Twitter: @legaladvert


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