Saturday 4:45 - 5:35 PM
Adapting WWW content for EFL classes - the Springboard site
Thomas N. Robb
Kyoto Sanyo University, Japan
This session will introduce a resource for teachers, the Springboard Web
site. It will then proceed to discuss how teachers can find their own material
and adapt it for use in the EFL classroom.
The Springboard Web site is a resource that allows instructors to extend
their lessons both in length and in depth of treatment, by bringing additional
truly authentic material directly from other websites into the classroom.
It provides a suite of links for each thematic unit, with thorough lesson
plans illustrating how a portion of the site can be printed out or downloaded
for use in the classroom.
The presentation will outline a step-by-step process for teachers to
produce their own lesson plans from web sites of their own choosing. A
list of possible activity types will be provided followed by a discussion
of how a suitable activity can be developed from any specific content-based