|dc.description.abstract||The demand on language learning material design tends to follow the principles that language presented should expose students to language use in real world communication which lead the ideas to use authentic materials in English teaching occurs. The study aims to investigate how the use of authentic materials to teach English for low proficiency learners in SMA Internasional Budi Mulia Dua Yogyakarta. This study is a qualitative research in which primary data were gathered through semi-structured interview with two teachers who assigned to teach in low English proficiency class and classroom observations. Besides, document review was also carried out as secondary data. The results of the study revealed that teachers use various kinds of authentic materials such as songs, movies, novel, short stories, Webs as supplementary materials. It also revealed that teachers indicated relevance, topic interest, cultural appropriateness, linguistic, cognitive demand, exploitability, also length and quality of the text should be considered in selecting appropriate authentic materials. Teachers also conducted the activities that reflected meaningful activities that fit to students‟ proficiency related on what people do in real life situation. Furthermore, teacher found the opportunities and challenges on the use of authentic materials for low level learners included the aspects of linguistic, motivation, culture, and resource.
Keywords: Authentic materials, low proficiency learners, EFL, high school students||en_US