THE USE OF SOUNDCLOUD FOR IMPROVING THE STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION IN SPEAKING ENGLISH (A Classroom Action Research of the Eighth Grade Students of SMP N1 Tahunan in the Academic Year of 2014/2015)

Ella Kholilah Fakhri , 2201411130 (2016) THE USE OF SOUNDCLOUD FOR IMPROVING THE STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION IN SPEAKING ENGLISH (A Classroom Action Research of the Eighth Grade Students of SMP N1 Tahunan in the Academic Year of 2014/2015). Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    This final project is based on a study which was conducted to describe the effect of Soundcloud medium for improving the students’ motivation in speaking English. The object of this study was the students of VIII F of SMP N 1 Tahunan in the academic year of 2014/2015. There were 36 students, consisting of 21 male and 15 female. The researcher conducted two cycles in the classroom action research. Each cycle consisted of three meetings. She used three instruments to collect the data. There were test, observation checklist, and questionnaire. Before the students were given the action, the researcher measured the students’ skill and motivation in speaking English by giving pre-test and pre-action questionnare. After the pre-test, the researcher applied Soundcloud medium in cycle I and II. In the learning process, the researcher observed the students’ motivation by using the observation checklist. After the cycle II test, the researcher gave post-test and post-action questionnaire. Based on the data analysis, the researcher found out that there was the improvement of the students’ motivation and speaking skill after applying Soundcloud medium in the classroom. The percentage of the students’ observation checklist in every aspect showed that the students’ motivation in speaking English improved significantly. Meanwhile the mean score of pre-test was 64.9, and the mean score of post-test was 79.7. The increasing was 14.8 points. The post-action questionnare showed that the students’ motivation in speaking improved as well as the students’ achievement in the speaking tests. From the results of the analysis, it could be concluded that Soundcloud medium improved the students’ motivation in speaking English. Soundcloud medium is an interesting social medium for teaching speaking. The students became more enthusiastic during the class. The students’ speaking skill was also improved. Soundcloud medium is recommended for English teachers to be used as a teaching medium in teaching speaking.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Soundcloud, Speaking, Motivation, Classroom Action Research.
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    L Education > Special Education > Language and literature education
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: Indah Tri Pujiati
    Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 07:37
    Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 07:37

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