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Using authentic materials in the foreign language classrooms: teacher attitudes and perceptions in Libyan universities

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dc.contributor.author Belaid, Abdulhakim Mohamed Ali
dc.contributor.author Murray, Liam
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-08T11:34:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-08T11:34:45Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4877
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Looking through English as a foreign/ second language EFL /ESL literature, the researcher found a large body of references encouraging the idea of exploiting authentic materials in the process of language teaching. Such strong and positive attitudes toward using such materials could be attributed to the many advantages in improving and developing learners‟ language proficiency. Moreover, authentic materials work on intensifying and developing learners‟ second language motivation. The current paper is an attempt seeking to recognize deeply and understand the Libyan EFL teachers‟ perceptions, attitudes and reactions toward using authentic materials in teaching English within Libyan state universities. EFL teachers from Azzaytuna; Azzawia; Al-Merghib; and Tripoli Universities participated in the current study. The results revealed that most EFL teachers hold positive attitudes to using authentic materials in language teaching. Some EFL teachers furthermore, emphasised on their regular use of the materials in their language classes, which would positively reflect on learners‟ language proficiency. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Macrothink Institute en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Learning & Development;Vol. 5 , No. 3, pp.25-37
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijld.v5i3.8218
dc.subject authentic materials en_US
dc.subject EFL in Libya en_US
dc.subject criteria en_US
dc.subject source of authentic materials en_US
dc.title Using authentic materials in the foreign language classrooms: teacher attitudes and perceptions in Libyan universities en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1597520


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