Authentic non authentic materials


The term materials can apply to virtually anything that a teachers 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 materials are usually classed as either authentic or non-authentic depending on their origin and the ways they are used. Authentic materials refer to materials that have not been designed or adapted for use in an English language classroom such as magazines, newspapers, video clips and song lyrics. Non-authentic materials on the other hand are anything that has been specifically designed to aid the teaching process such as worksheets, text books and instructional CD’s or DVD’s.

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.

The unit is very practical, therefore I think I will keep it as a \"reference book\" for further future uses. Given tips are of great value. Especially those related to discipline and class management. As a personality I am very sensitive and emotional. As a result sometimes I have hard times managing my classes but always try to be fair and equally helpful.This unit gave me a better sense of how to organize and conduct my classroom in an interpersonal sense as well as in an physical organizational sense. I not only learned the best ways to physically organize students depending on the lesson/activity, but I also learned the most effective ways to interact with students depending on the lesson/activity/problem.