Pop culture as a language-learning tool: Bringing language alive for teen learners
What does Star Wars have to do with the passive? What can Prince Harry teach us about reported speech? Who is Zoella, and what can she add to your lesson on adverbs of frequency? This talk looks at using youth culture as a vehicle for target language. One struggle of teaching the ‘youth of today’, is relating to this transient age group, especially in the information age where content and ideas are in constant motion. View examples of content and how you can implement these into your teaching.
What will you get out of this session?
The intended takeaway of this talk is to encourage thinking on what motivates students, and how this can be increased through the use of relevant and topical pop-culture content.