VARYING TYPES OF DRILLING TO SOLVE STUDENTS’ PRONUNCIATION PROBLEMS (AN ACTION RESEARCH AT THE FIRST GRADE OF SMA AL ISLAM 1 SURAKARTA IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013)

Maharani, RizkiMagistra (2013) VARYING TYPES OF DRILLING TO SOLVE STUDENTS’ PRONUNCIATION PROBLEMS (AN ACTION RESEARCH AT THE FIRST GRADE OF SMA AL ISLAM 1 SURAKARTA IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013). Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta.

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    Abstract

    This thesis is written 1) to find out whetherthe use of variety of drilling is able to improve students‟ pronunciation skill or not, 2) to describe the effectiveness of teaching and learning process when various drillings are applied at class X 9 in SMA Al Islam 1 Surakarta. This is an action research conducted in two cycles from March 7th until May 9th 2013 at the first grade of SMA Al Islam 1 Surakarta. Each research of action research consisted of a series of stages, namely: planning the action, implementing the action, observing the action, and reflecting the result of observation. The research data were gained by using techniques of observation, questionnaire, interviews, document, and test (pre-test and post test). Thus, the quantitativedata were analyzed through assembling the data, coding the data, comparing the data, building interpretations, and reporting the outcomes. While the qualitative data were analyzed by calculating the mean score of pre-test and post test through descriptive statistics. The research findings prove that varying types of drilling could improve the students‟ pronunciation skill and increased the effectiveness of teaching and learning process of pronunciation. The improvement of the students‟ pronunciation skill included a) they were aware in producing correct stress pattern, b) they could differentiate the use of falling and raising intonation, c) their pronunciation of segmental phonemes was increased through producing particular sound of English diphthong appropriately, d) the students‟ achievement of mean score was increased from pre-test score of 70, 58, post test 1 score of 78, 24, and post test 2 of 80.79. Moreover, the improvement in the process of teaching and learning pronunciation were a) the students were more talkative in the process of teaching and learning, b) they were motivated more to ask the teacher about how to pronounce a certain word, c) they learned through more variety types of drilling technique in pronunciation practice.

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
    Depositing User: Anis Fagustina
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2014 18:02
    Last Modified: 10 May 2014 18:02
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/15884

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