Using news articles as authentic materials for EFL students


  • กมลทิพย์ โพธิ์กลาง ศูนย์การศึกษานานาชาติ คณะมนุษยศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยศรีนครินทรวิโรฒ


news articles, authentic materials, EFL


English language is considered as an essential part of worldwide communication.  In the same regard, news media are accepted as an essential tool for global citizens to keep pace with current situations and worldwide issues. Integrating news articles into English classrooms is widely suggested as these journalistic items can develop students’ linguistic competence and expand their knowledge about the real world, which is important for EFL students who have limited opportunities to practice the target language or experience foreign cultures outside classrooms. By using news items in classrooms, the language learning will become more interesting and motivating because these materials include a wide variety of content and text types. However, authentic materials including news articles are claimed by some linguistic studies to contain difficult vocabulary and complicated grammatical structures which may confuse and discourage students from learning the language, especially those with low linguistic proficiency. To shed light on this issue, this paper will demonstrate benefits and challenges of using news articles in EFL context as well as discuss how to use these journalistic materials in classrooms for the highest achievement of language learning.


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โพธิ์กลาง ก. (2020). Using news articles as authentic materials for EFL students. Academic and Research Journal of Liberal Arts (Online), 15(1), 79–91. Retrieved from



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