IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 7, July 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dinh Thị Huong, Ph.D
Teaching materials play an important role in teaching and learning process. Authentic materials have proved useful in fulfilling the goal of communication of learning foreign languages and the needs of the learners. In addition, these materials facilitate and support the teaching and learning process. The purpose of this study is to (1) investigate teachers’ and students’ perceptions towards the advantages and challenges of authentic materials used in teaching English, and (2) explore the differences between teachers and learners’ perspectives on authentic materials. Findings from the descriptive statistics were analyzed based on the questionnaire and semi-structure interviews. The results of the study suggested that general perspectives of the participants on authentic materials used in teaching English at Hanoi University of Home Affairs were positive.