IMPROVING STUDENTS’ SPEAKING SKILLS OF THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMP N 2 JETIS THROUGH GROUP WORK IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2013/2014

Afiyah, Fajriatun Nur (2014) IMPROVING STUDENTS’ SPEAKING SKILLS OF THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMP N 2 JETIS THROUGH GROUP WORK IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2013/2014. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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Abstract

This study was aimed at improving students’ speaking skills of the class VIII D students of SMPN 2 Jetis in the academic year 2013/2014 by using group work. This research was action research which consisted of two cycles with three meetings in each cycle. The subjects of this research were the researcher, the students of class VIII D which consisted of 28 students and the English teacher. The data collection techniques were observations, interviews, and tests. The data were in the form of qualitative data and quantitative data. The qualitative data were obtained from the field notes and interview transcripts. These data were analyzed using five steps i.e. assembling the data, coding the data, comparing the data, building interpretations, and reporting the outcomes. Meanwhile, the quantitative data were obtained from the pre-test and the post-test scores. These data were analyzed by comparing the mean scores of the pre-test and the post-test. The results of the research show that the use of group work with accompanying actions, such as using media, giving handouts, asking the students to always bring their dictionary, using classroom English, giving feedback and rewards, could improve the students’ speaking skills. From the group work activities, the students could build their cooperation and improve their participation. They were really useful in terms of encouraging the students to speak English. The use of media was effective to engage the students’ attention. The implementation of using classroom English was useful to familiarize the students with English. The implementation of asking students to bring dictionary was effective in minimizing the students’ difficulty in searching the meaning of a word. The implementation of giving handouts was effective to manage the time allocation. The implementation of giving feedback and rewards was effective to increase the students’ motivation. The improvement of students’ speaking skills was also measured quantitatively by considering the result of the pre-test and the post-test. It was found that the students’ mean score increased from 8, 19 to 13, 84. From the data above, it can be concluded that the use of group work can improve students’ speaking skills

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: speaking, group work, smp
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Jurusan Bahasa Inggris > Prodi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Admin Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris FBS
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 01:30
Last Modified: 12 May 2015 01:30
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/18481

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