Keep your Students Current!
Reading and listening to news online or in print can provide ESL learners with an opportunity to build vocabulary and improve fluency related to specific news topics. Exposure to authentic material such as news articles not only keeps your students up to date with world issues, but also provides students with a platform for interesting and lively discussions!
TIP: When using news articles, try not to get in the position of having to explain the mechanics of the written piece (grammar and sentence structure), but rather on understanding the related vocabulary and the gist of the story.
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