Raising Media Literacy in ESP Classroom with Authentic Materials – 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

Raising Media Literacy in ESP Classroom with Authentic Materials

Brief summary:

We live in the Digitalized World, which requires us to be regularly updated as Educators and updating our Learners. When Teaching English for Specific Proposes, we to large extend depend on coursebook which naturally cannot be current and consequently fail to raise students’ media literacy skills together with teaching ESP. Therefore, Authentic materials – Written or Oral can contribute to raising students’ media literacy apart from increasing their self-esteem as they find out that you can read something designed produced and published for a native speaker, and the development of the strategies to deal with ‘real’ texts enables EFL learners to read more confidently and extensively outside the classroom. Hence, presented talk will highlight the importance, challenges and best practices of Integrating Authentic materials in ESP classroom with the purpose of raising learners’ media literacy and in general contributing to SLA with maximal approximation to authentic environment.

Professional profile

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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