The Use of Role Play to Improve Students’ Transactional and Interpersonal Speaking Skill (the Case of the Eighth Grade Students of SMP Negeri 2 Susukan, Banjarnegara in the Academic Year of 2008/2009)

Aris Martono, 2009 (2009) The Use of Role Play to Improve Students’ Transactional and Interpersonal Speaking Skill (the Case of the Eighth Grade Students of SMP Negeri 2 Susukan, Banjarnegara in the Academic Year of 2008/2009). Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Martono, Aris. 2009. The Use of Role Play to Improve Students’ Transactional and Interpersonal Speaking Skill (the Case of the Eighth Grade Students of SMP Negeri 2 Susukan, Banjarnegara in the Academic Year of 2008/2009). A final project. English Department, Faculty of Languages and Arts, Semarang State University. First supervisor: Dr. Djoko Sutopo, M.Si., second supervisor: Sri Wuli Fitriati, S.Pd, M.Pd. Keywords: Speaking, transactional and interpersonal conversations, role play, action research. There are many teaching techniques to make the students interested in studying and practicing English. Teachers should motivate and encourage the students with interesting activities. For example, they can improve students’ speaking skill in transactional and interpersonal conversations by using role play. The population in this study was the grade VIII of SMP Negeri 2 Susukan Banjarnegara in the academic year of 2008/2009. The total number of students in the population was 240 students within six classes. I took one class that is the class VIII C to be the sample. It was taken randomly and there are 40 students. The problems discussed in this study are “how is role play used in teaching transactional and interpersonal speaking skill to the eighth grade students of SMP Negeri 2 Susukan Banjarnegara?” and “how can role play improve the students’ transactional and interpersonal speaking skill?” Therefore, the aims of the study are to describe how role play is used in teaching and how it can improve the students’ transactional and interpersonal speaking skill. In solving the problems, I carried out an action research as the method of this research. I used two tests during the research, pre-test and post-test. The form of the test was direct speaking test by acting out dialogues. I also used observation sheet and questionnaire to support the data. The result of the tests showed that there is improvement on students’ speaking ability. The result of the post-test 71% was higher than the result of the pre-test 46%. It means that the students’ achievement increased 25%, so the treatments were successful. Therefore, using role play as a technique helped the eighth grade students of SMP Negeri 2 Susukan Banjarnegara to improve their speaking.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Speaking, transactional and interpersonal conversations, role play, action research.
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: Hapsoro Adi Perpus
    Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 02:10
    Last Modified: 27 Sep 2011 02:10

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