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Realia (/rɪˈeɪ.lɪə/) are[1] objects brought into the classroom as part of teaching

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Realia can be brought in by the teacher or the students themselves, and includes things like:

  • common items, popular items, unusual items, collectible items and traditional items such as clothes, toys, stationery, phones and coins
  • publications such as timetables, newspapers, application forms, brochures and recipes
  • multimedia samples such as TV clips, radio clips and music tracks[2]

They can be related to aspects such as student interests, current events, and contextual themes

Pedagogy[edit | edit source]

Realia can be used for a variety of purposes, including the following:

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