Enhancing the Language Learning Process of Students in the Costa Rican Educational System by Considering the Use of Authentic Materials in the EFL Classroom

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Authentic materials
Action Oriented Approach

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Arley-Fonseca, Margoth, y Tobías Brizuela-Gutiérrez. 2020. «Enhancing the Language Learning Process of Students in the Costa Rican Educational System by Considering the Use of Authentic Materials in the EFL Classroom». Revista Espiga 20 (40), 121-39. https://doi.org/10.22458/re.v20i40.3308.


Each student has different personality traits and processes information in multiple ways. Learning takes place more effectively when conditions are optimal and enriching. Teachers should provide students with meaningful and authentic materials in order to guarantee and help students attain their own learning. The following article intends to offer practical ideas on how to incorporate authentic materials in the teaching process as vehicles to help students get the most out of them in order to enhance their learning development. The expressed ideas will focus on receptive skills; that is to say, aural and reading skills. A connection to the implementation of the new syllabus of the Ministry of Public Education (MEP), the «Action Oriented Approach», is also addressed in the following paragraphs.


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