Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY OF EDUCATION (JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION)   FALL 2017 , Volume 12 , Number 1 #P0064; Page(s) 29 To 38.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFECT OF ORAL AUTHENTIC MATERIALS ON IRANIAN EFL LEARNERS' MOTIVATION AND LISTENING COMPREHENSION ABILITY

 
 
Author(s):  BADRI LALEH, SALEHI MOHAMMAD*
 
* LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS CENTER, SHARIF UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

This research was an attempt to examine empirically whether there was a meaningful relationship between the use of oral authentic materials and EFL learners motivation and also determine the subsequent effects of them on the communicative competence of learners. Specifically, the purpose of this study was to examine the impact of authentic listening materials on development of motivation and enhancement of listening comprehension ability of forty male and femaleale learners at institutional level. It basically focused on exposing language learners to authentic materials and real life situations in language classroom as part of the communicative approach. The results of listening comprehension post- test were compared with those of the pre- test scores using a t- test. The participants of this study also completed a questionnaire so that we could evaluate the degree of their motivation to learn English using the application of oral authentic materials and real life language which is used outside the classroom. The results of this study pointed to the effectiveness of using authentic materials; therefore corroborating previous findings in application of authentic listening materials as a useful technique to improve learners' listening comprehension skill and development of motivation.

 
Keyword(s): AUTHENTIC MATERIALS, LISTENING COMPREHENSION, MOTIVATION, NON- AUTHENTIC MATERIALS, ORAL LANGUAGE
 
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