The Using of Authentic Materials as a Creative Approach to the Learning of Foreign Languages

Качур, Ірина Ігорівна (2020) The Using of Authentic Materials as a Creative Approach to the Learning of Foreign Languages Інноваційна педагогіка, 2 (21). pp. 13-15. ISSN 2663-6093

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The necessity and efficiency of using authentic materials in class is investigated in this article. The authentic materials are also classified and described according to their purposes and characteristics. Films, serials, audio recordings play a key role in developing listening skills, speech habits, in enriching vocabulary, and in enlarging knowledge about customers and traditions of another country. Meanwhile, paper-based materials are more focused on improving reading and grammar skills. They facilitate learning and promote successful immersion in a foreign culture. The research also reveals that there is a definite advantage of using authentic materials over adapted ones because the former help learners to better understand the structure and functioning of the language being taught, and to accustom to real communicative situations. Furthermore, being simplified for educational purposes adapted materials lack credibility and accuracy. Their artificiality prevents students from proper understanding a spoken language. The Internet is also a huge source of educational information, which helps to deepen knowledge and to interest students in self-education. Moreover, great emphasis was put on the value of poems, songs, tongue twisters and the like in acquiring the right pronunciation, and apprehending prosody of the language being taught. The significance of the authentic materials cannot be underestimated, especially taking into account their ability to motivate learners, to arouse their interest and desire to learn. The main aspects of authenticity and its fulfillment in the process of learning were described in the article as well. Thus, using authentic materials is highly important when it comes to developing conversational skills, and preparing students for the real life communication.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: authentic materials; foreign language learning; adapted materials; communication; communicative skills
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультети > Факультет права та міжнародних відносин > Кафедра іноземних мов
Depositing User: викладач Ірина Ігорівна Качур
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2021 08:04
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2021 08:04

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