Rahmat Hidayat, M. Zaim, Zul Amri
Abstract: The purpose of this article is to describe the use of authentic materials by English teachers at grade 10th in the first year of the first semester. Commonly, materials given in teaching English in vocational high school dont connected to the students majors, different with this in SMKN 4 Pariaman at grade 10th in the first year, there the teachers have been using authentic materials associated with students majors in order to take some benefits. What are types and the kinds of authentic materials used, and problems faced by teacher in providing them to the students to answer these questions, a descriptive research was done by taking documents of authentic materials used by the teachers at grade 10th in the first year of the first semester, and by conducting interviews were given to the teachers to confirm the previous findings. The result showed that there were three classifications of authentic materials and eleven kinds of them used by the teachers. First, in authentic listening/viewing materials only video used. Second, in authentic visual materials catalogues, instructions, pictures, letters, and internet were used, and. Third, in authentic printed materials articles, movie advertisements, street signs, brochures, and manuals were used. There were some problems faced by the teachers in providing authentic materials and the teachers did some ways to solve these.
Keywords: Authentic Materials, Types of Authentic Materilals, vocational high school, SMK