The Use of Authentic Materials to Improve Students’ Listening Skill

Giyarta Giyarta, Ahmad Dahlan Rais, Dewi Sri Wahyuni


The objectives of the research are to identify whether the use of authentic materials improve the students’ listening skill and to describe the classroom situation when authentic materials are implemented in this research. The research was conducted in two cycles at the eleventh grade students of one state senior high school in Banyudono. The data were collected through interview, observation, questionnaire, and test. The qualitative data were analyzed by assembling the data, coding the data, comparing the data, building interpretations, and reporting the outcomes. The quantitative data were analyzed by comparing the mean score of pre-test and post-test. The research findings show that authentic materials improve the students’ listening skill and the classroom situation. The improvements of students’ listening skill are: 1) the students could find the main idea, 2) the students could find the explicit information, 3) the students could find the implicit information, and 4) the students could find the meaning of the word. The improvement of classroom situation are: 1) the students paid attention to the teacher’s explanation, 2) the students actively participated during the lesson, 3) the students showed interests in the materials and teaching technique used by the teacher, and 4) the students showed high motivation in listening class.


students’ listening skill, authentic materials.

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