Why use authentic listening materials? How do learners respond to authentic listening materials? How can teachers best exploit authentic listening materials in the classroom? These are just a few questions award-winning author Ian Badger asked during his session ‘Working with authentic listening materials’ at the 2012 BESIG conference in Stuttgart.
Ian Badger is the author of Collins English for Business: Listening and Collins English for Life: Listening. Both of his titles are based on 100% authentic recordings of native and non-native speakers of English. The recordings and the content in the book help students understand naturally spoken English – however it is spoken around the world.
Click on this link if you’re interested in having a look at the presentation slides Ian used during the session. The slides not only contain the most important key points raised during his session, they also include two original sections of authentic recordings from the books mentioned above.
Would you like to find out more?
If you’d like to find out more about Ian’s background and his work, read this interview published in the November issue of the EL Gazette. There is also a video available on our YouTube channel, showing Ian presenting at IATEFL 2012 in Glasgow.
And finally… a bargain!
And last but not least – the award-winning iPad app Collins Business English: Listening is available in the App Store for £3.99 instead of £10.99. But be quick – this incredible offer is only available until 30th November 2012.