Monday, July 7, 2008

ESL Podcast #2

"Just What Does Patriotism Mean in America? Issue Enters Into Campaign"

This podcast is taken from a website that includes topical podcasts that coordinate well with what may be going on in media and American communities. This podcast, taken from Sunday, July 6, modifies a newspiece on the current political climate and campaigns in America.

I like this because it takes complicated content and slows it down and puts it in accessible language for intermediate to advanced English language learners. From my experience in the past working with older students, adults love to talk about politics because it is an area of high interest, however, oftentimes the language level is out of their reach. There would need to be some vocabulary development and re-teaching of difficult phrases, but I like this podcast mainly because of its relevance. (One area of concern, however, is the robot-like qualities of the narrator.)

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