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Authentic and Adapted Types of Printed Media Resources

(გლობალური საკითხები და თანამედროვე გამოწვევები განათლებაში)


Introduction and aim: Authentic and adapted resources are useful materials in higher education to enhance learners’ knowledge of the English language for their professional field as the main aim and effort of the higher education is to prepare competitive, professional and motivated specialists of the particular sphere.

In the article there are mentioned several significant reasons why authentic texts (news, interview, advertisement or puzzle) and adapted resources (course books) are vitally important in ESP classes; what are their positive and negative sides. The main characteristics of authentic and learning types of printed media resources are collected and discussed hereinafter.

Some useful activities developing language skills are described, which raise learners’ lingual competences (reading, writing and speaking) and general understanding of the English language using authentic material during learning English for Specific Purposes. Article might be interesting for teachers, students and researchers.

Research methodology: During preparing the research were used experts and authors evaluation, data analyses, observation.

Results and implications: Adapted and authentic types of printed media resources are approved means not only in general English teaching but for ESP teaching too. These resources give students opportunity to receive wide range of information from different field of society, enrich their vocabulary and develop language learning skills and competences through the real world life.

Conclusion: Activities using newspaper materials can be different and various for the learner. These authentic texts can cover nearly all the ESP skills and competences. Learners can develop not only reading skill and general understanding of the authentic text, but these activities can give learner real opportunity to enlarge vocabulary in the particular field of profession, grammar (in headlines), pronunciation, speaking and writing skills.

Keywords: authentic resources, adapted resources, printed media, ESP

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