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Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsI don't think there's any limit to what resources teachers can use. Teachers can use books, magazines, songs, films, Ted Talks, board games. The world is your oyster, really. I think as you go on, you learn, and actually you learn how to teach from the students as you go. Authentic materials, so for example, all the newspapers, anything on the internet. I mean, anything. Anything that you would use in your day-to-day life could be used as a teaching resource.

Introduction to Week 5

Welcome to Week 5. Let’s start the week by answering the question we asked you to think about at the end of last week. As a reminder, here’s the video again.

What are the teachers talking about? Resources and more resources! There’s quite a long list of things teachers can use, isn’t there? This week we’re going to explore some of the different resources teachers use in the classroom. We’ll hear from learners and teachers about the resources they use and you’ll see some teachers using different resources in class.

As in earlier weeks, there’ll be quizzes and polls; we’ll invite you to make a podcast and and we’re going to be asking you for your views on using different online resources. We’ll also have another live event on Wednesday 6 July at 5pm so that educators and mentors can answer your questions.

We look forward, as always, to seeing your contributions to our tasks and reading the comments and ideas you share with us this week.

Task

Why do teachers talk so much about different resources? Why are they so important? Write your ideas in the comments section. Say also what you hope you’ll learn in the course this week.

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Exploring the World of English Language Teaching

Cambridge Assessment English

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