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.

While some teachers believe lessons plans are unnecessary,I think they are one of the greatest resources teachers can make use of. Lesson plans, as mentioned in the unit, can help us when setting teaching and learning expectations. Besides, They are also a very useful aid to manage time properly in the class, and help us keep track of materials used and topics taught.It was really convenient that this unit gave so much information on material that can be used in class, what it can be used for and where it can be found. It is hard to find your way through the vast amount of information and materials on the internet. This unit laid a foundation for looking up material and from there I can see what else may be interesting and useful.