Authenticity Workshop

Attendees of the Osaka or Tokyo workshop entitled “Using and Adapting Authentic Materials to Help Motivate Students” please find the slides and resources below. Also please feel free to add comments or feedback using the comments options to extend the discussion.

You can also download the handout from here:

Here are other links and resources related to the workshop session:

Here are some of the videos of different speakers which we watched during the session


This link will take you to a questionnaire which I created about attitudes to Global Englishes.

And here is a large resolution image of the Shark Attacking a Helicopter!

shark attacks helicopter

Global English Lesson Handout



Here is the video to accompany the lesson


Research and Theory of Authenticity

Last year (2013), participants helped me with my research by contributing their answers to a question about authenticity as part of the evaluation section. I learned that the authenticity continuum was a motivating and empowering concept for L2 language teachers because it allowed them to validate their own variety of spoken English and to view themselves as sources of authentic language.