IMPROVING THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ABILITY OF SMP N 2 SRUMBUNG, MAGELANG THROUGH ROLE-PLAY IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF

Puspitasari, Devi Anggraeni (2013) IMPROVING THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ABILITY OF SMP N 2 SRUMBUNG, MAGELANG THROUGH ROLE-PLAY IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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Abstract

This research is a classroom action research. The objective of the research was to improve the students’ speaking skill through role-play technique at grade VIII students of SMP N 2 Srumbung, Magelang in the academic year of 2012/2013. In reference to the preliminary observation and interviews, there were many problems related to the students’ speaking skills. After identifying the feasible problems, the researcher focused on improving the students’ speaking skills. The members of this research were the researcher, the collaborator, the English teacher and the students of grade VIII of SMP N 2 Srumbung, Magelang. This research was carried out in two cycles. The steps involved reconnaissance, planning, action, observation, and reflection. The data of this research were qualitative and supported by quantitative data. The qualitative data were obtained by observing the teaching and learning process and interviewing the English teacher and the students of VIIIC. The qualitative data were in the forms of field notes, interview transcript and photos. The instrument used to collect the data were observation sheets, interview guidelines and a smart phone equipped with camera and voice recorder. Pre-test and post-test were conducted to gain the quantitative data in the forms of speaking scores. The finding showed that the use of role-play technique in this research improved the students’ speaking skills. The improvement covered: 1) the students’ fluency and vocabulary in speaking English, 2) the students’ behavior, i.e. the students’ motivation, involvement and self-confidence to speak English in the speaking activities, 3) there was an increase of average score of 12.94 from 59.29(pre-test) to 72.23(post-test).

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: speaking ability, role-play, SMP
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Jurusan Bahasa Inggris > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Admin Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris FBS
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 01:35
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 23:32
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/20519

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