Choose your news

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On the surface, this post from the EFL Magazine offers very common advice: have your students choose their reading (news articles, in this case). If you look more closely, however, there is one very important detail: the choice should not only be based on the learners’ personal interests. The teacher encourages the students to find articles which would support the language or subskill focus of the lesson. The author (Mohamed Elhess) suggests comparing and contrasting as one of examples; why not also narrative tenses, or a vocabulary topic you’d like to review? Simple, but effective, and great for developing learner autonomy.

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