A Case Study in the Application of Authentic Material Texts: Findings after Using the New York Times Monday Weekly on the United Daily News

Hsiao-Chen YU


It is easy to have access to satellite or cable TV programs in Taiwan, and thus ordinary learners have ample opportunities to immerse themselves in an English-rich environment if they want. However, military cadets do not have enough English input because their time is limited on campus. In this study, the writer strives to figure out the best way to increases their interest in the language and relate English instruction to their real world. She used the New York Times Monday Weekly (NYTMW) in the United Daily News as a supplementary reading material during the 2005-2006 school year, and tried to analyze the mixed results. She finds that retention is increased if the selected material is relevant to learners’ lives.
Key words: NYTMW, New York Times, reading assessment, authentic material texts
Résumé: Il est facile d’accéder aux programmes de satellite ou de télévison par câble à Taiwai, et ainsi les apprenants disposent de nombreuses opportunités pour s’immigrer dans un environnement anglais s’ils en ont envie. Cependant, les élèves des écoles militaires n’ont pas assez de contact avec l’anglais parce qu’ils passent leur temps au campus. Dans cette étude, l’auteur essaie de trouver le meilleur moyen de soulever leur intérêt et relier l’instruction anglaise à leur vie réelle. De plus, elle trouve que la rétention est augmentée si le matériel sélectionné concerne la vie des apprenants.
Mots-Clés: NYTMW, New York Time, évaluation de lecture, matériel authentique

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.css.1923669720060204.005


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