PARTICIPANTS’ STRATEGY IN SOLVING SPEAKING DIFFICULTIES; A Case Study at Grade XI of SMAN 1 Tanjung in Academic Year 2013/2014

WIDYAWATI, EKA (2014) PARTICIPANTS’ STRATEGY IN SOLVING SPEAKING DIFFICULTIES; A Case Study at Grade XI of SMAN 1 Tanjung in Academic Year 2013/2014. S1 thesis, Universitas Mataram.

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This study investigates the speaking strategies used by the EFL students of the second grade of SMAN 1 Tanjung. Students’ strategy was revealed from three ways of data collections such as observation, non- observation, and semi-structured interview, all of which contained the questionnaires which were related to students speaking difficulties and strategies. Self reported question was also used to find out students’ speaking English level. Among 30 participants, the major findings on students’ speaking difficulties were that, (97%) 29 students lacked on vocabulary, (80%) 24 students were lack on pronunciation, while (67%) 20 students confessed not to have good environment. Regarding to students’ speaking strategies, there were found that from 14 questions which were derived from 5 classification of speaking strategies, (43.33%) 13 students corrected their own speaking mistake and also accepted others’ feedback, and used synonym when they lack of necessary words. (33.33%) 10 students were brave to take the risk to speak by using English language. 9 students (30%) used some interesting phrases which were taken from television or radio program and consider in depth before speaking, also they felt worry to create mistakes while speaking. Over all, from 5 strategies, the percentage of the usage was: 40% students used cognitive strategies, 26.7% management and planning strategies, 23.3% interpersonal strategies, the last two were communication-experiential and affective strategies which were 13.3%. In this thesis, some findings, pedagogical impacts, and some suggestions for further research are also discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Keywords (Kata Kunci): Speaking Skill, Participants’ Difficulties, Strategy, Difficulties
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
Depositing User: Ahmadi S.Si
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2017 01:40
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 01:40

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