Principles of Authenticity in Second Language Instructional ‎Materials Development: A Social-constructivist Perspective

Hossein Ahmadi


The literature of curriculum development includes processes and principles followed by various authors in developing language instructional materials. A principle most commonly emphasized in the literature is authenticity. The use of such terminologies as genuine texts and authentic use (Widdoson, 1978), natural language (Bell & Gower, 1988), authentic materials and interaction (Nunan, 1988), the need for authenticity (Hall, 2005) is clear evidence of the supreme importance of authenticity in L2 instruction and materials development.


authenticity, instructional materials, social-constructivist perspective

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