Improving the Students’ Speaking Skill through the Use of Video at Class X Multimedia Program of SMK Muhammadiyah 2 Klaten Utara in the Academic Year of 2016/2017

Elsa Ferdhiana Damayanti


The objective of this research was to improve the students’ speaking skill through the use of video in Class X Multimedia Program of SMK Muhammadiyah 2 Klaten Utara in the academic year of 2016/2017. There were some problems found in the class. They were the use of media ineffectively, the students’ speaking ability, and monotonous teaching and learning. Related to those problems, the feasible solution was to use video as interesting media in the teaching and learning process. The research was an action research which was done in two cycles. Each cycle consisted of two meetings. The actions were conducted from 11th October to 22nd November 2016. The research subjects were 30 students of Class X Multimedia Program of SMK Muhammadiyah 2 Klaten Utara. The data were quantitative and qualitative. The quantitative data were collected from the pre-test and post-test while the qualitative data were collected from class observation and interview with the students and the English teacher. The research validity was gained from implementing democratic, outcome, process, catalytic, and dialogic validities. The implemented actions were using a video as the teaching and learning media, involving the students in speaking activities, using the classroom English during the teaching and learning, and appreciating the students’ participation and achievement. The results of this research showed that there were some improvements in the speaking skill. The students were motivated and enthusiastic to participate in the speaking activities. They were more confident to speak. The teaching and learning process was more interesting. They understood the material easily. The improvements were supported by comparing the mean scores of pre-test and post-test, which improved 23.6% from 1.97 in pre-test to 3.15 in post-test of cycle II.


Key words: speaking skill, effective media, videos

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