Broadsheet English: teaching speaking through newspaper articles

Akdemir A. S. , Barin M., DEMİRÖZ H.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, İspanya, 2 - 05 Şubat 2012, cilt.46, ss.3967-3971 identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 46
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.180
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Barcelona
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İspanya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3967-3971


The aim of this study is to explore whether newspaper articles can be used as speaking materials in foreign language courses as they include most authentic language patterns. A quasi-experimental study has been carried out at Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Services in Erzincan University. Thirty-eight preparatory students took part in the study. Speaking courses were designed to include newspaper articles. The study provided evidence to prove the hypothesis: 'Language should be taught by original materials and spoken language is best acquired when it is obtained from authentic sources' (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu