IMPROVING STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ABILITY THROUGH SCRIPTED ROLE PLAY AT SMPN 3 NGAGLIK GRADE VIII IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2012 / 2013

Adawiyah, Robiatul (2013) IMPROVING STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ABILITY THROUGH SCRIPTED ROLE PLAY AT SMPN 3 NGAGLIK GRADE VIII IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2012 / 2013. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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Abstract

The study aims at improving the speaking ability of the students at grade VIII, A class of SMPN 3 Ngaglik in the academic year of 2012 / 2013. The scripted role play was chosen as the teaching technique in this study. This study was an action research consisting two cycles. The research was carried out at the first semester from November to December 2012. It involved the researcher, the collaborator, and the students. The participants of this research were 36 students of VIII A class of SMPN 3 Ngaglik in the academic year of 2012 / 2013. The data of this study were qualitative and quantitative. The qualitative data were obtained by observing teaching and learning process during the implementation of the actions, giving questionnaire, and interviewing. It was in the form of field notes and interview transcripts. The quantitative data were taken byassessing the students speaking ability through the pre-test and the post-test. The finding of the first cycle indicated that the students’ speaking ability improved along with a lot of speaking practices. The result of the second cycle shows that the implementation of the role-play technique improves the students’ speaking ability, especially their fluency, self-confidence and motivation by providing them a lot of speaking activities. It was also found that using the language more often can improve their fluency. The indicators of the success of the implementation were that: (1) the students were more active in the speaking activities than the previous condition; (2) the students were more enthusiastic in doing speaking activities; and (3) the students’ self-confidence and motivation to speak English increased. Furthermore, the findings were also supported by the means of the students’ speaking score which had improved from 68.5 and 69.2 in the pre-test to 76 and 76.5 in the post-test.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: improving, speaking ability, scripted role play, 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: 31 Aug 2015 04:32
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2015 04:32
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/25676

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