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. Are you ready to live and teach abroad? Click here and get started today:

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.

Unit 14 Evaluation and testing,this unit explain the differences between the tests and the reason for using each one, and why? Such as the placement test, diagnostic test, progress test ..... etc. As well as the external tests succh as TOFEL, ILETS and TOEIC there are more for specific purposes.This unit contains allot of good information when it comes to getting a job. You learn allot about writing your resume, what resources you have available to help you, questions to ask, what too consider. It is a good unit to make sure you don't jump into anything without all the proper thinking.I have learnt interesting topics. The way that direct and reported speech are shown wonderfully. I really like the tables and pictures that are used for clarifying the changes of the tenses and time expressions. It is very interesting. I like the part of showing the students mistakes and errors.