Improving Speaking Ability by Optimizing the Use of Audio-Visual Aids for the Students of Grade VIII At SMPN 1 Mungkid in the Academic Year of 2013/2014

Ratri Anyar Sari Kusuma Rahmah


The objective of this research was to improve the speaking ability of the VIII grade students of SMPN 1 Mungkid in the academic year of 2013/2014 by using audio-visual aids.  This research applied the principle of action research. This research was conducted in two cycles which included some steps; they are reconnaissance, planning, conducting action and observation, and having reflection. The subjects of the research were the English teacher and the VIII grade students of SMPN 1 Mungkid. The data were obtained by observing the teaching-learning process, interviewing the students and the English teacher, holding discussions with the English teacher, testing the students’ proficiency, and taking pictures of the teaching-learning process. The instruments used in this research were an observation guideline, an interview guideline, a pre-test and post-test, and a digital camera. The results of the research showed that the students’ speaking ability and students’ involvement in the speaking class during teaching-learning process was improved. The use of audio-visual aids also improved the students’ speaking interest. They learnt the materials more easily. It was shown by the fact that the students were more active and enthusiastic during the teaching-learning process. They were more confident in performing their speaking. The various activities made the class atmosphere enjoyable. The activities improved the students’ understanding towards the materials and the learning activities. The students’ speaking mean scores were increased from 65.96 to 82. 12.

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