Using texts constructively: what are texts for?
Submitted by Michael Swan on 1 February, 2012
Texts – by which I mean the relatively short spoken and written passages that come in textbooks and other teaching materials – can, if they are used properly, play an important part in the learning process.
A properly-balanced language-teaching programme, will have three ingredients – extensive, intensive and analysed – at both input and output stages. Texts can contribute in various ways to this three-part process.
Read more about how texts can be used constructively at http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/using-texts-constructively-what-are-texts