Efficacy audio visual authentic material in teaching listening at tertiary level classroom
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This research is concerned with efficacy of audio visual authentic material in teaching listening at tertiary level classrooms. In this paper, the researcher tried to find out how the use of authentic audio-visual materials in teaching English affects the learners. In doing so, a survey has been conducted among language teachers and learners from a few selected private universities of Dhaka. To ensure a large number of participation from the stakeholders, quantitative method has been adopted to conduct the survey. The survey result found that in Bangladesh, learners at tertiary level are getting benefitted by using audio visual authentic material in classroom. Both teachers‟ and students‟ survey results of this study revealed that learners enjoy the class where teacher use authentic materials and teachers are also comfortable using authentic materials in classroom. Moreover, the survey results also show that teacher believe the use of audio visual materials expose the learners to the real use of English. The study also revealed that learners feel quite relaxed when teacher use authentic material and they understand the target language better. Finally, the study suggested that a teacher use authentic materials more in class as it enhances students‟ motivation for learning target language and they also like to use more authentic material based of listening skill, because authentic listening materials increase students‟ motivation and interest.