I finally got around to editing the presentation I gave at IATEFL Brighton earlier this year. The talk was titled the ‘Authenticity Trap’. This was the third (and probably last) time I gave the talk and I was aware of the fact that it was suffering from an identity crisis. The problem is that there were two types of trap that I wanted to speak about:
- Traps that teachers may fall into when making use of ‘authentic’ materials (practical).
- The trap of assuming that a piece of material is necessarily good because it is labelled authentic (theoretical).
I attempted to get around this problem by focusing on the first idea (the practical) and stopping 6 minutes and 40 seconds from the end to deal with the second idea in a Pecha Kucha form. You can see the Pecha Kucha below. For the full presentation, click here.