Some Libya EFL University Students’ Attitudes towards Using Authentic Materials for Reading Classes Abstract This study investigates the attitudes of 100 Libyan English foreign language (EFL) university students towards using authentic materials in the l


This study investigates the attitudes of 100 Libyan English foreign language (EFL) university students towards using authentic materials in the language classroom. The quantitative data of this study was collected through close-ended questionnaire. The majority of the students believed that exposing foreign language (FL) learners to authentic materials has a positive impact on developing their reading skills and on enhancing their awareness about the culture of the target language. However, they emphasize the importance of introducing these materials in small portions and the need for promoting teachers’ and students’ motivation and interest in these materials

Despite the challenges and the difficulties that may impede the process of introducing authentic material in the FL classroom, it represents a valuable and useful resource for teachers to use in order to motivate students and develop their language proficiency.


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SalehS. (2017). Some Libya EFL University Students’ Attitudes towards Using Authentic Materials for Reading Classes Abstract This study investigates the attitudes of 100 Libyan English foreign language (EFL) university students towards using authentic materials in the l. Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition, 3(1). Retrieved from

Salama Embark Saleh
Univeristy of Sabratha  Libya

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