Diversifying BE Classes with Authentic Materials in Old and New Normal – a webinar by Tamari Dolidze

Dear Colleagues,

IATEFL Poland and Tamari Dolidze, Associate Professsor of BSMA/PI

have the pleasure to invite you to the webinar

Diversifying BE Classes with Authentic Materials in Old and New Normal


We all agree that authentic materials can be an invaluable resource for teaching intermediate and advanced students. However, teaching a news lesson is not as simple as cutting an article from a newspaper and taking it to the classroom. The talk will highlight a structured approach to integrating oral and written authentic material in response to these issues in the Old and New Normal in BE classes in Higher Education.

Presentation will highlight the importance of diversifying BE Classes with authentic materials, i.e.  TED talks, livestreams etc. in EFL classroom, Business English, and Business Communications in English during the pandemic and beyond.  In addition to the above-stated, a lesson plan used in one of BE classes will be presented as a vivid example of how authentic materials can and in particular news articles contribute to diversification of the BE classes through focusing on speaking, listening, reading, writing, and vocabulary practice to Intermediate and Advance level students.

Professional profile

Tamari Dolidze

Dr. Tamar Dolidze is an Associate Professor of Batumi State Maritime Academy (Georgia), Faculty of Business and Communication. Since 2020 she has been elected as an Associate Professor of the Online University – Pegaso International Group (based in Malta) with a subject: Communications and Language Philosophy. Dr. Tamari Dolidze has also been a guest lecturer/visiting professor (Legal English and Business Communications) at foreign universities, participant of Erasmus Teaching Mobility Program; She is a reviewer of the International Journal of Linguistics, Language and Culture and organizational committee member of Eurasian Multidisciplinary Forum (ESI); A member of the Editorial team of the International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (IJKL) and International Journal of Digital Humanities (Scopus Indexed). She is an Invited /Plenary Speaker at several International Conferences and Webinars.


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