2. Locate a language sample

Let’s find some language samples.

Step 1

Go back to the language goals you set in Unit 2. What goals did you set for yourself?

Step 2

Start looking for relevant language samples. Here’s some ideas where you might look:

a table of where to look for language samples; internet (google, emagazines, ebooks, articles, youtube, esl websites, wikipedia, blogs), print (books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, signs and billboards) broadcast media (tv news, tv shows, podcasts, radio, movies), people (friends, neighbours, coworkers, live theatre)

Adapted from iEnglish: See It

Step 3

Contact a peer who is participating in the course, or a friend who is also learning English. Arrange a meet-up on Skype to discuss your language sample/-s.

  • Does the language sample fit your goal?
  • Does it have the right language features?
  • Is it appropriate for your level? Can you comfortably understand the text?

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