ELT Supplementary material

The term "ELT supplementary material" typically refers to additional educational resources or materials used in the context of ELT. Materials that complement the main course or textbooks. These materials are designed to provide additional practice, support, or enrichment for language learners.

ELT supplementary materials can take various forms, including:

  1. Audiovisual Aids: CDs, DVDs, or online multimedia resources that provide audio and visual content to enhance language learning, such as listening exercises, pronunciation practice, or videos.
  2. Grammar and Vocabulary Practice Books: Books specifically focused on reinforcing grammar rules, expanding vocabulary, and offering exercises to improve language skills.
  3. Games and Puzzles: Educational games, puzzles, and activities that make learning English more interactive and engaging.
  4. Readers: Graded readers or simplified books designed for language learners at different proficiency levels. These often include comprehension questions and vocabulary exercises.
  5. Online Resources: Websites, interactive platforms, or digital applications that offer additional language practice, quizzes, and interactive exercises.
  6. Teacher's Guides: Supplementary materials for instructors, providing additional teaching tips, ideas for classroom activities, and answers to exercises.
  7. Flashcards and Visual Aids: Cards with vocabulary words, images, or illustrations to reinforce learning through visual cues.

Supplementary materials are used by teachers to cater to different learning styles, reinforce key concepts, and provide additional opportunities for practice and skill development in the language learning process. They can be particularly useful for addressing the diverse needs of language learners within a classroom or self-study environment.

Ten teachers are sharing their insights about supplementing the course and the textbook with additional materials. Some of them write for ELT NEWS for the first time.

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Anastasia Spyropoulou

Anastasia Spyropoulou

Editor in Chief at ELT NEWS