The Effect of Authentic vs. Non-authentic Materials on Iranian EFL Learners’ Listening Comprehension Ability

Samira Alijani, Mojtaba Maghsoudi, Davood Madani


The main goal of this study was to examine the influences of authentic materials on listening ability of sixty female language learners. To this aim, sixty Iranian EFL learners in upper-intermediate level who studied in two institutes in Esfahan were participated to this study. They were divided into two groups. This division was done randomly. At the end a t-test was applied and the data analysis revealed that experimental group surpassed their peers in control group in listening comprehension ability since they received treatments through authentic materials. In this paper the results revealed that the authentic materials have benefit for EFL classrooms for the lack of real opportunities that will be existed for learners to be encountered with it while learning.



Authentic materials, non-authentic materials, listening comprehension, authentic language

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