ENHANCING STUDENTS’ ENGLISH SPEAKING SKILL THROUGH COMMUNICATIVE ACTIVITIES
This action research aimed to improve students’ English speaking skill of PGSD students in STKIP PGRI Pacitan through communicative activities and to describe the classroom situation when communicative activities are implemented in the speaking class. The research method used in this research is a classroom action research, which conducted in two cycles. In collecting the data, the researcher used questionnaire, observation, interview, document analysis and tests. The researcher conducted the test before research (pre-test) and after implementing communicative activities (post test 1 and 2). The mean scores of each test were compared to know the students improvements in speaking ability. The improvement can be seen from the improvement of the mean score of pre-test (50), post test of cycle 1 (70) and the cycle 2 (77). Besides, the improvement of the classroom situation includes: 1) the class was more alive because the students participate actively; 2) there was an equal participation during the speaking class; 3) the students were motivated to speak English than Indonesian; 4) the students’ interaction improved significantly.
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