Adapting English Newspapers to Develop Language Proficiency in Low-Level EFL Learners

Yi-chun Pan

Abstract


Students can increase their awareness of current events and develop into knowledgeable citizens of the world by reading the news. Authentic English news items, however, often contain difficult linguistic elements (including lexica and structures) that may prevent low-proficiency students from developing a genuine comprehension of the material, thus reducing this useful information to nothing more than a waste of paper. In order to provide students with lower levels of proficiency the opportunity to acquire more knowledge about the world while simultaneously improving their language abilities, this paper illustrates the adaptation of an authentic news item for low-proficiency learners.This research will identify the objectives of teaching an authentic news item, adapting and presenting it in a classroom environment, and will describe the student response to this instruction.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/elr.v3n1p66

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English Linguistics Research
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