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Book Review: Authentic Texts in Language Acquisition: Theories, Approaches and Practices (Solvita Berra)

This month, Līga Horgana is back with a look at Solvita Berra's new book  Authentic Texts in Language Acquisition: Theories, Approaches and Practices , a guide for Latvian language teachers who want to include more authentic texts in their practice. Image source: janisroze.lv As many people who have tried learning or teaching Latvian as a foreign language know, there has been somewhat of a lack of quality resources to help with the process. Thankfully, sociolinguist Solvita Berra’s new book Authentic Texts in Language Acquisition: Theories, Approaches and Practices has helped to fill that gap. Drawing on her wealth of experience teaching Latvian language, literature, and culture both here in Latvia and as far away as the United States and China, Berra has considerable insight on how to talk about our country and language and make it feel close to those students who have neither been here nor have had any contacts with it before. Authentic texts – ones that are not specifically mad

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