AUTHENTIC MATERIALS IN EFL CLASSES: FROM PAST TO PRESENT
This study attempts to explore the types of authentic materials used in EFL classes from past to present. The researcher collected 120 previous studies from 2012 to 2021 to analyze the types of authentic materials used in EFL classes from time to time. The finding of this study shows if the types of authentic materials used in 2012 to 2015 are public announcements, radio news, movies, magazines, newspaper, and songs. While for 2016 to 2021, there are new types of authentic materials used, namely podcasts and YouTube videos. The most popular authentic materials are songs and movies. Previous studies that have been collected from year to year have concluded that of the many types of authentic materials, there are some authentic materials that are more popular than others. This is due to several factors, namely the changing times which have made changing a trend in the world of education, the easier access to certain materials, and students’ interest for certain materials.