The Use of Authentic Materials in Foreign Language Classrooms

  • Muhabbat Otaniyozova EFL Teacher of Karshi State University, Uzbekistan
Keywords: authentic materials, foreign language teaching, native speaker, culture


Authentic materials provide real-life examples of language used in everyday situations and can be used to add more interest for the learner. Authentic materials can provide information about the target culture and provide that culture’s perspective on an issue or event. The rich language found in authentic materials provides a source of input language learners need for acquisition. This article highlights the importance of using authentic materials in foreign language teaching.


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How to Cite
Otaniyozova, M. (2023). The Use of Authentic Materials in Foreign Language Classrooms. Central Asian Journal of Literature, Philosophy and Culture, 4(5), 46-49.