authentic vs non-authentic materials

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jd8dj

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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...

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26 views & only ONE vote :-(

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

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

davidbailey Thank you so much for your comments :-D

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

92 views, only 5 votes :-(
 

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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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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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nil thanks for your comment :)

rws_killer5 I was surprise too only 1 ?!

Please don't leave without comments or votes
 

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I voted for both and mostly belive in non-authentic ones because they're designed espesifically to teach English and should be used to do so. However, of course, they're not complete and the only sources for teaching English. There we should get help from authentic materials to enhance the effect of course books. So I think none of them should be used without the other.
 

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Thank you sooooo much for your coment
 

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

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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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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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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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