Students’ Attitudes Towards Using Authentic and Non-authentic Materials in English Language Teaching at University Level
Keywords:attitudes, authentic materials, non-authentic materials, EFL, ELT
The aim of this quantitative research using a questionnaire as its instrument was to gain insight into students’ attitudes towards the use of authentic and non-authentic materials in English language teaching including their perception of the stakeholders’ agency in the process. The results of the research show that, in terms of the used teaching materials, students’ ELT experience differs from their preferences to a certain extent. Furthermore, students generally have a positive attitude towards textbooks, as the most commonly used non-authentic material, but they also consider that it is not enough for teachers to rely solely on this material to motivate their students. What is more, they are supportive of the inclusion of learners in decision making in the teaching process.
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