Choosing authentic listening materials for beginning Indonesian courses is important to address the level of complexity such as vocabularies and the speed level to the students. This presentation will contribute on some strategies to the Indonesian teachers on choosing and using authentic listening materials for Indonesian students at beginning level to give a better quality education as one of the global goals in education. A better quality of education in this case means the teachers have to come up with better authentic listening materials that the students can use based on their skill levels. The sources of these authentic listening materials such as podcast and other online audio-visual can be found easily online however most of them either too fast to understand or using non-formal language. Podcast and other online audio-visual are welcome news for the teachers. The teachers do not have to invite native speakers to the class. They can just play the audio to present the “native speakers” to the class. Gilmore (2004) states authentic listening materials can provide a better opportunity to listen the natural speech. However, the challenge is how to select appropriate listening materials and how to present that authentic listening materials to the students. In this presentation, I will discuss strategies on selecting authentic listening materials, how to tailor it and how to deliver it in order to give a good quality of education for the students.
Gilmore, A. (2004). A comparison of textbook and authentic interactions. ELT Journal, 58(4), 363-374.