Carmen Villegas Rogers (Ed. D., University of Georgia) is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
Language With A Purpose: Using Authentic Materials in the Foreign Language Classroom
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1988 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 21, Issue 5, pages 467–478, October 1988
How to Cite
Rogers, C. V. and Medley, F. W. (1988), Language With A Purpose: Using Authentic Materials in the Foreign Language Classroom. Foreign Language Annals, 21: 467–478. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1988.tb01098.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT In order for students to learn to communicate effectively in a foreign language, they must experience the language as it is used for real communication by native speakers. Inclusion of authentic materials in the instructional process addresses this need. In this article the authors suggest criteria by which resources can be selected and activities developed. Examples of exercises based on video, audio, and print media materials in French and Spanish are provided, in addition to a selected bibliography on the topic.