Improving the Students’ Speaking Ability through Role-Playing Technique

Umam, Chothibul (2011) Improving the Students’ Speaking Ability through Role-Playing Technique. Jurnal Inovasi, 19. pp. 347-364. ISSN 1978-4953

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This is a micro-scale classroom action research conducted at one of Islamic private schools in East Java, Indonesia. Based on the preliminary study, the researcher found that the students in this school have low speaking ability. It makes the researcher greatly motivated to overcome the problem by implementing role-playing technique in teaching speaking. Twenty four students are participated as the subjects of the study. The procedure of the research consists of four main steps: planning, implementation, observation and reflection. To collect the data, the researcher uses some instruments i.e. speaking test, observation checklists, field notes, and questionnaire. The finding of this research showed that the students’ skill speaking improved significantly from one cycle to the following cycle. The role-playing procedures implemented by the researcher in this study consist of 7 major steps. Those are deciding on the teaching materials, organizing the group of the students, providing the situation and dialogue to be role played, teaching the dialogue for role plays, having the students practice the role plays, having the students modify the situation and dialogue, and having the students perform the dialogue in front of the class. The paper presents how roleplaying technique improve the speaking ability of the students.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah > Jurusan Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Muhamad Hamim
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 07:36
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2019 07:36

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