Authentic non authentic materials

 

Authentic and Non Authentic Materials
The term materials can apply to virtually anything that a teacher uses to help the teaching process in the classroom. Common teaching materials include items such as worksheets, newspapers, pictures, text books and video recordings. These teaching materials are often classed as either authentic or non authentic depending on their origin and how they are used. ?Authentic material? refers to items that have not been designed or adapted for use in an English language classroom such as magazines, newspapers, video clips and song lyrics. In contrast, ?non authentic material? refers to anything that has been designed specifically to aid the teaching process such as worksheets, text books and instructional CDs or DVDs.


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

This unit was dedicated to the future tenses. It discussed the future simple, future continuous, future perfect, future perfect continuous, be going + infinitive, the present simple, and the present continuous. It was extremely beneficial to identify these thin layers of difference between the usages of each of these forms and offer some teaching ideas in relation to each tense.I have been an English teacher for some years already, and I have to say that I did not know the theory of all of the methods here written. Yes, I did search for some information on the internet and got some help from books, but having them listed here will surely help me to improve as a professional. Games have been very helpful, as I have a large amount of kids in my classes.

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