View Poll Results: What kind of materials should be used in the classroom?

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  • authentic materials

    8 15.38%
  • non-authentic materials

    7 13.46%
  • Both

    39 75.00%
  • Others

    2 3.85%
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    #11

    Re: authentic vs non-authentic materials

    Views 638!!
    If only half of this number voted :(

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    #12

    Re: authentic vs non-authentic materials

    I voted for both because while non-authentic materials are great for teaching the nitty-gritty (the specific or practical details) of the English language, authentic materials are a good way for students to experience things that are beyond their current level, thereby increasing the amount they learn.

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    #13

    Re: authentic vs non-authentic materials

    Once authentic texts are taken from their natural context, transferred to another, manipulated and handled them in ways to fit a purpose they weren't created for, which is what happens in many cases, a degree of artificiality is introduced to them too. That doesn't mean I think there's anything wrong with using authentic texts, quite the opposite, but I think the authentic/non-authentic divide is not so clear-cut.

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    #14

    Re: authentic vs non-authentic materials

    i voted to using authentic material. i deeply beleive that the teacher should increase the Ss motivation to learning by using authentic material thus it can arouse their interest.

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