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{January 23, 2011}   Newspapers in the classroom

When working with adult students, it is a very good idea to use newspapers in your lessons to work with cultural issues. But not only in the target language. You can also use articles from newspapers in your own language and make your students discuss their content in English.

For example: An intermediate group of 4 adults working on crime vocabulary can be given 4 different articles in their own language to read. Then, they have to explain what they read using the new vocabulary in the target language. I started using this technique specially with adults in business English groups, since they asked me to work a bit on translation.

Here you can find some newspapers in English:

http://www.thebigproject.co.uk/news/

http://www.englishstudydirect.com/OSAC/medianews.htm

And here you can find newspapers from all over the world:

http://www.world-newspapers.com

 

Note: I’m sharing this in englishtalk.org, a forum you shouldn’t miss if you are interested in English language learning!

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