IMPROVING CLASS VIII A STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ACHIEVEMENT BY GIVING VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL REINFORCEMENT AT SMPN 1 SUKOWONO JEMBER IN THE 2011/2012 ACADEMIC YEAR

  • Hamim Ma’ruf FKIP UNEJ
  • Annur Rofiq FKIP UNEJ
  • Siti Sundari FKIP UNEJ

Abstract

Abstract.This classroom action research was intended to improveclass VIII A students’ speaking achievement at SMPN 1 Sukowono. There are 37 students and most of them have difficulty in speaking English.To solve the problems, the researcher used reinforcement. The form of reinforcement was verbal and non-verbal reinforcement. The result in the first cycle showed 70.27% of the students were active in the first meeting and 75.67% of the students were active in the second meeting.There were 67.5% of the students achieved ≥65 in speaking test. Dealing with the results, it was necessary to continue the action to the second cycle.In the second cycle, 81% of the students were active in the first meeting and 83.78% of the students were active in the second meeting, and 78.37%of the students got ≥65 in speaking test. It means that the minimum requirement percentage of the students who got ≥65 had been achieved in cycle II.Thus, teaching speaking by giving verbal and non-verbal reinforcement could improve the students’ active participation and their speaking achievement in two cycles.

 

Key Words: verbal and non-verbal reinforcement, speaking achievement, student’s participation


Author Biography

Hamim Ma’ruf, FKIP UNEJ

IMPROVING CLASS VIII A STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ACHIEVEMENT BY GIVING VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL REINFORCEMENT AT SMPN 1 SUKOWONO JEMBER IN THE 2011/2012 ACADEMIC YEAR

HamimMa’ruf[1], AnnurRofiq[2], SitiSundari[3]

Abstract.This classroom action research was intended to improveclass VIII A students’ speaking achievement at SMPN 1 Sukowono. There are 37 students and most of them have difficulty in speaking English.To solve the problems, the researcher used reinforcement. The form of reinforcement was verbal and non-verbal reinforcement. The result in the first cycle showed 70.27% of the students were active in the first meeting and 75.67% of the students were active in the second meeting.There were 67.5% of the students achieved ≥65 in speaking test. Dealing with the results, it was necessary to continue the action to the second cycle.In the second cycle, 81% of the students were active in the first meeting and 83.78% of the students were active in the second meeting, and 78.37%of the students got ≥65 in speaking test. It means that the minimum requirement percentage of the students who got ≥65 had been achieved in cycle II.Thus, teaching speaking by giving verbal and non-verbal reinforcement could improve the students’ active participation and their speaking achievement in two cycles.

 

Key Words: verbal and non-verbal reinforcement, speaking achievement, student’s participation


[1] Mahasiswa Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris Jurusan Pendidikan Bahasa FKIP UNEJ

[2]Staf Pengajar Prodi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris Jurusan Pendidikan BahasaFKIP UNEJ

[3]Staf Pengajar Prodi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris Jurusan Pendidikan BahasaFKIP UNEJ

Published
2013-08-01
How to Cite
MA’RUF, Hamim; ROFIQ, Annur; SUNDARI, Siti. IMPROVING CLASS VIII A STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ACHIEVEMENT BY GIVING VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL REINFORCEMENT AT SMPN 1 SUKOWONO JEMBER IN THE 2011/2012 ACADEMIC YEAR. Pancaran Pendidikan, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 3, p. 65-76, aug. 2013. ISSN 0852601X. Available at: <https://jurnal.unej.ac.id/index.php/pancaran/article/view/702>. Date accessed: 08 dec. 2019.
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