Improving Speaking Skill of the First Year Students of SMA Negeri 1 Gamping through the Use of Storytelling Video in the Academic Year of 2016/2017

Estriana Yuli Puspitasari


This action research aimed to improve the students’ speaking skill of the first year students at SMA Negeri 1 Gamping in the academic year of 2016/2017 through the use of storytelling video. The qualitative data were collected through observing the teaching and learning process, interviewing the students and the English teacher and taking photographs of the teaching and learning process. The quantitative data were collected from the students’ speaking performance scores in post cycle I and post cycle II. Data reduction, data display, conclusion drawing and verification were used to analyzed the qualitative data. Meanwhile, the quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive quantitative analysis. The qualitative improvement could be seen from the students’ confidence when they were asked to perform their speaking in front of the class and their active participation during the teaching and learning process. Another improvement of the students’ speaking skill also could be seen from the students’ ability to generate their idea to speak English. The qualitative findings were supported by the quantitative data results. The students’ pre-test mean score was 7.35. It increased to 9.6 in post test I. While for the post test II, the mean score increased to 12.9.

Keywords: action research. speaking. storytelling video

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