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Improving listening skills is necessary for students to develop their ability in comprehending the spoken information. This paper explores the use of authentic materials in a listening course in English as Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms and students’ perception toward it. The data were collected from open-ended questionnaire distributed to the participants of the study asking about their experiences during the course. The data were analyzed qualitatively to identify the themes within the data. This study reveals students various perceptions toward the use of authentic materials: stimulating motivation, raising cultural awareness, facilitating learner’s interest, giving real exposure, giving exposure to contextual use of language, boosting confidence and experience to the real language, and coping with non-linguistics element.