Niken Larasati


The objectives of this study are: (1) to describe the target needs of the seventh grade students regarding listening materials, (2) to describe the learning needs of the seventh grade students regarding listening materials, (3) to develop the appropriate song-based supplementary English listening materials for the seventh grade students.
The study is a Research and Development (RnD) research. It adapted the RnD model proposed by Borg and Gall (2003). The subjects of this research were the students of class 7B of SMP Negeri Tempel. The steps in this study were conducting needs analysis, designing the course grid, developing the first draft of the materials, performing expert judgement, and writing the final draft of the materials. Two questionnaires were used in the study; the first was needs analysis questionnaire to describe students’ needs and characteristics and second was for the expert to validate the first draft of the materials. The data were analyzed by the use of descriptive statistics. The data from the needs analysis were used to design the course grid and to develop the materials, while the data from the expert judgement were used to revise the developed materials.
Findings showed that the students’ needs regarding song-based supplementary English listening materials are related to teenage life and interesting listening activities with songs, pictures, and colors. The product of this study is a set of song-based supplementary English listening materials for the seven grade students of Junior High School entitled “Let’s Listen to the Songs”. It consists of three units, each containing 23 to 26 tasks. Based on the data from the expert judgement, the mean score of all aspects of the three developed units is 3.53. It falls into the range of 3.25 ≤ x ≤ 4.00 meaning that the developed materials are categorized as “Very Good”. It can be concluded that the song-based supplementary English listening materials are appropriate for the seventh grade students of the Junior High School.

Keywords: song-based materials, listening, supplementary materials

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