Sessions /
Gwangju-Jeonnam Chapter Presents: Re-envisioning Authentic Materials Together #1156

Wed, Feb 24, 20:10-20:50 JST | KOTESOL Room | Open Session
Open session: please log in Professional Development Synchronous-Zoom Chapter Special Event

** Free and open to all! **

Authentic materials are often lauded, but seemingly rarely used. Have you ever wanted to use authentic materials in your classroom but were not sure how to? Are you unsure about what exactly an authentic material is? The purpose of the workshop is to help participants reflect on their usage or possible usage of authentic materials in their own contexts.

First, we will discuss what exactly authentic materials are, and their advantages and disadvantages. Next, we will play “Authentic or Not”, with participants deciding whether or not something is an authentic material. Finally we will move onto a broader discussion wherein participants can share exemplary authentic materials they have used and how they used them in their classes, and other resources that may be useful in selecting or presenting said materials. Participants will leave this workshop with new perspectives on authentic materials and ways they can be used.

J. Tom Wyatt

J. Tom Wyatt

Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education
Tom is from Brantford, Ontario. He holds an Honours B.A. in English and Comparative Religion from the University of Toronto. After graduation he got his CELTA, and after that, he taught EFL at an English academy in Cheonan for three years. Currently, he is a Guest English Teacher with the Gwangju Metropolitan Board of Education.