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Real people, real places, real language

Michael Cahill

Research has shown that students’ intrinsic motivation for language learning declines at a conceptual age where they need to engage with deeper, real interests such as places and culture. Often course books meet exam criteria which present domestic, sanitized topics and do not give intellectual stimulation for lively young minds.

Cengage Learning and National Geographic have partnered to create English language learning materials which bring our world and its different cultures to life through both print and multimedia. Participants of this workshop will discover how to connect learners of English to the real world to succeed in their daily lives.