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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    Default authentic vs non-authentic materials

    Hello,

    What do you prefer authentic or non-authentic materials (in the classroom)?

    *authentic materials = real-life...not designed for pedagogic purposes e.g. newspapers, magazines, TV programs, movies, literature...etc.

    *non-authentic materials = designed for pedagogic purposes e.g. course books...

    Please submit your vote

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: authentic vs non-authentic materials

    26 views & only ONE vote

    Is it unclear?
    If it is please don't hesitate to ask

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    Arrow Re: authentic vs non-authentic materials

    I used to use only authentic material.
    And still prefer it. But there is a place
    for non-authentic to help our students.

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    Default Re: authentic vs non-authentic materials

    Thank you so much for your votes I really appreciate it.

    davidbailey Thank you so much for your comments

    I forgot to mention that I'm doning a research on authentic & non-authentic materials & I need to know what do you think?

    So please please don't leave without submiting your votes

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    Default Re: authentic vs non-authentic materials

    hi all,
    ı voted for both...
    well, authentic materials increase the classroom motivation of learners indeed,but coursebooks help teacher to guide them on the right way you know:)both should be used..

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    Default Re: authentic vs non-authentic materials

    I would say non-authentic (lol only one who voted that : P). Textbooks are tailored to teach English. Allowing students to watch a supplementary "authentic" TV show may help, but the textbook approach is the best way to learn PROPER English.

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    Default 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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    Default 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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