THE USE OF AUTHENTIC MATERIALS TO IMPROVE THE 11 IPA 3 STUDENTS’ LISTENING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT OF SMA NEGERI 1 PAKUSARI IN THE 2013-2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
Qorinul Choir Al-Farisy
Wiwiek Eko Bindarti
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This research was classroom action research. It was intended to improve the 11 IPA 3 students’ listening comprehension achievement and active participation by using authentic materials. This research was conducted in two cycles and each cycle had two meetings and listening comprehension test. The research subjects were the students of class 11 IPA 3 at SMA Negeri 1 Pakusari in the 2013/2014 academic year. The research subject were taught hortatory exposition text by using authentic materials in the form of spoken passages. The improvement of the students’ listening comprehension achievement and their participation were analyzed quantitatively. The data collection methods were listening test, observation, interview, and documentation. Listening test was conducted to collect the data about students’ achievement in listening by using authentic materials while interview and documentation were conducted to collect data about information related to students previous scores in listening, research subject, and the curriculum used. The researcher used the objective test for listening testin the form of multiple choices. Observation was conducted to record the students' activities and responses in the teaching learning proces. The indicators observed were the students acivities in asking questions, answering the teacher's questions' listening to the recorded materials, and doing the exercises. Based on the listening comprehension test, the percentage results of this research showed that the students’ listening comprehension test in Cycle 1 getting scores ≥75 was 71.42% or only 25 students of 35 students. In Cycle 2, the percentage result of the students’ listening comprehension test was 82.85% or 29 students of 35 students. And, the percentage of the students’ active participation increased from 64.70% in Cycle 1 to 75.71% in Cycle 2. It means that the use of authentic materials could improve the students’ listening comprehension and active participation in the teaching learning process of listening activities.
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