How To Adapt Authentic Texts

by Kay, Sue Published by ELT Teacher 2 Writer

Published 2022.

There are many good reasons to use authentic texts in your ELT materials: authentic texts are usually more engaging for the learner and crucially they show language as it is really used in the real world. In this book best-selling ELT author, Sue Kay, speaks from her own experience of teaching and writing general English materials to guide you through the stages of choosing a topic, selecting a text, and then adapting it for your learners.

This book aims to:

Identify the key features of authentic texts that can sometimes be inadvertently lost in the process of adaptation

For the ELT classroom.

Teach you simple strategies for adapting and simplifying authentic texts without losing the engagement factor.

Introduce you to corpus-informed tools that will help you identify word frequency and strong collocations, and make

You a rigorous writer.

This book forms part of the ELT Teacher 2 Writer training course. The course is designed to help you write better ELT

materials, either for publication, or simply to improve the quality of your self-produced classroom materials.

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