Improving Students Speaking Skill through Discussion Technique
Keywords:discussion technique, speaking skill
The objective of the research is to improve students speaking skill through Discussion Technique. The present research employed qualitative approach with Classroom Action Research (CAR) method. The participants involved were one class of eighth grades consisting of 25 students. The research was conducted in three cycles. Classroom observation, test, and interview were used to collect the data. The result showed that 1) students’ score of speaking skill increase after the implementation of Discussion Technique (in cycle I, only 56% students passed the passing grade, in cycle II, 76% of them passed the passing grade, and in cycle III, 92% students passed the passing grade, and 2) students’ motivation and learning excitement increase. The findings lead to a conclusion that this technique can improve students’ speaking ability. It is recommended for English teachers to using this technique as a solution to encourage them in teaching speaking skill and to motivate their students to be more active in learning.
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