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I am a teacher

Date of Publication

10 March 2015

Target Group


Domain Area

Teacher Education

Learning Scenario

Autonomous learning
Classroom Context

Target Language


Language of Instruction


CEFR level


Type of Material


Linguistic Features





resource is an example from Magyar Hangtár / Hungarian Audio Database, provided by Department for Hungarian Literature and Culture of the Humboldt University Berlin. The audio database is intended for learners of Hungarian who wish to improve their listening skills and teachers of Hungarian who wish to use more audio and video materials in their classes. This audio recording (an interview with a deputy headteacher of a primary school) is in mp3 format and has related document: a Hungarian/German/English vocabulary list. You can listen to online or save the material on your own computer or mobile device. If the pace of the text too fast, you can slow it down by using Windows Media Player without reducing its quality. You can use the data according to the licencing terms. To the audio recording belongs a document with the same title. By clicking on the recording, the related document, which is a word list, will be displayed in the field “Related Resources” at the end of the page. It also works the other way round: if you have the document, you will find the related audio recording in the list of “Related Resources”.

Case study

This audio could be used in a classroom context as pairwork activity. The learners could look at the front picture attached to the resource and have a conversation on what the topic of schools and teachers bring to their mind. This pre-listening activity activates their background knowledge and vocabulary of the topic. After this activity learners listen to the text twice. For the first time they do not see the wordlist, while during the second listening, they can read the wordlist. After the second listening the learners are asked to act out the interview using the wordlist, trying to recall as much from the text as they can.


Pre-listening activity:
Instructions for the learners:
Think about the title ‘ I am a teacher’ and the attached photo. Discuss your thoughts and ideas with a partner/or write the down using freewriting as a method. Share your thoughts with the whole group.
During listening activity:
Listen to the interview between the interviewer and a deputy headteacher. For the first listening, just try to understand as much as possible. Then have the wordlist and read it carefully. Listen to the text for the second time. While listening to the text, tick the words/expressions when you hear them in the text.

After listening activity: try to summarise the interview using the words from the list. Make your summary as concise as possible.
Extra assignment: create sentences using the words from the list on your own; put them into context different from the listening activity.


Comprehensive approach
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students


Added value
The provided tangible improvements


Motivation enhancement
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills


Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning


Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries


Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning


Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need


Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student


Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student


This audio is for advanced learners of Hungarian language as a second language. As it is an authentic material (an interview with a deputy headteacher), it perfectly suits the descriptions of CEFR C1 level.
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