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ANALYZING THE UTILITY OF AUTHENTIC MATERIALS FOR DEVELOPING COMPREHENSION SKILLS AT INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Year 2016, Volume 2, Issue 6, 425 - 431, 09.12.2016
https://doi.org/10.18768/ijaedu.280572

Abstract

English has won the status of International language. Due to its pivotal status, many nations are adopting it as their second language. Efforts have been made to boost up the standard of English Language teaching and learning in Pakistan. Authentic materials are good tools for developing comprehension skills. The current paper analyzes the utility and effects of authentic materials for developing comprehension skills among the students of intermediate level. Foci of the research remained towards the common problems of the students and the teachers while using authentic materials. It was an experimental type research that explored the impact of authentic materials on comprehension skills. Fifty students of intermediate level participated in the study. Pre-test, post-test experimental design was used and students’ result was collected. The findings of the study elicited the meaningful implications for the use of authentic materials and students performed significantly. The researchers' conclusion with suggestions and recommendations were summed up at the end of the study.

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Year 2016, Volume 2, Issue 6, 425 - 431, 09.12.2016
https://doi.org/10.18768/ijaedu.280572

Abstract

References

  • Emerson, R. W. (2004) Creating positive attitude toward English as a foreign language. Efonem, vol-44 no-4.
  • James, P. (anonymous) Second language teaching Method, Principles procedures. San Diegolstate unikerst.
  • Wekster, N. (2004) Language and learning third editi). Australia. Oxford University Press.
  • Anderson, H. C. (1985) Techniques in language teaching. Oxford
  • Arnold, E. (1985).A division of hodder and Stoughton. LONDON MILBURN
  • Thorndike, E. (1999) A course in language teaching-trance. Book Cambridge university press.
  • Medley. (1987) The practice of English language teaching. Longman Printing press limited,
  • Share &Stanorish (1983) A training Course for TEFL. Oxford University Press
  • Frier. (Anonymous) Teaching of English as a second language. London Longman publishers
  • Adams, T. (1995) What Makes Materials Authentic? (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 391389).
  • Chaves, M. (1998) Learner’s perspectives on authenticity. IRAL, 36(4), 277 – 306.
  • Guariento, W., & Morley, J. (2001) Text and task authenticity in the EFL classroom. ELT Journal, 55(4), 347–353.
  • Hadley, A. (2001) Teaching language in context (3rd edition). London: Longman.
  • Harmer, J. (2001) The practice of English language teaching (3rd edition). London: Longman.
  • Miller, M. (2005) Improving aural comprehension skills in EFL, using authentic materials: An experiment with university students in Nigata, Japan. Unpublished master’s thesis. University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

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Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Muhammad Safdar Bhatti This is me
Pakistan


Asif Iqbal This is me
Pakistan


Zahida Javed This is me
Pakistan

Publication Date December 9, 2016
Application Date December 25, 2016
Acceptance Date
Published in Issue Year 2016, Volume 2, Issue 6

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EndNote %0 IJAEDU- International E-Journal of Advances in Education ANALYZING THE UTILITY OF AUTHENTIC MATERIALS FOR DEVELOPING COMPREHENSION SKILLS AT INTERMEDIATE LEVEL %A Muhammad Safdar Bhatti , Asif Iqbal , Zahida Javed %T ANALYZING THE UTILITY OF AUTHENTIC MATERIALS FOR DEVELOPING COMPREHENSION SKILLS AT INTERMEDIATE LEVEL %D 2016 %J IJAEDU- International E-Journal of Advances in Education %P 2411-1821-2411-1821 %V 2 %N 6 %R doi: 10.18768/ijaedu.280572 %U 10.18768/ijaedu.280572

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