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Teaching practicum is a critical opportunity the pre-service EFL teachers practice what they have learned in college. It shows the pre-service EFL teachers ability in applying the knowledge that they have learned from the college to the real school and social environments. This study aimed to investigate the pre-service EFL teachers challenges in developing teaching materials during teaching practicum in Southern Thailand school and how they overcome the problems. The participants of this study were two pre-service EFL teachers enrolled in teaching practicum in the seventh semester of the academic year 2020/2021. The data were collected through in-depth interview related to student teachers teaching experience in developing teaching materials in Southern Thailand school. The findings of the study revealed that the challenges faced by student teachers in developing material include (1) the lack of understanding of language, (2) the lack of classroom management, (3) lack of communication with the tutor teacher.