IMPROVING PRONUNCIATION ABILITY USING CARTOON FILMS (A COLLABORATIVE ACTION RESEARCH OF THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMPN 1 KALIWIRO IN 2009/2010)

Pratiwi, Mustika Ratna (2010) IMPROVING PRONUNCIATION ABILITY USING CARTOON FILMS (A COLLABORATIVE ACTION RESEARCH OF THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMPN 1 KALIWIRO IN 2009/2010). Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    Mustika Ratna Pratiwi. K2206024. “IMPROVING PRONUNCIATION ABILITY USING CARTOON FILMS (A COLLABORATIVE ACTION RESEARCH OF THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMPN 1 KALIWIRO IN 2009/2010)”. A Thesis. Surakarta. Teacher Training and Education Faculty, Sebelas Maret University, 2010. This thesis is written 1) to describe whether cartoon films can improve students’ pronunciation ability and to what extent cartoon films can improve students’ pronunciation ability and 2) to identify what happens when cartoon films are used as a teaching learning media in pronunciation practice in the eighth grade students of SMP Negeri 1 Kaliwiro. The method used in this research was a collaborative action research. The research was conducted in two cycles from March 10th until May 3rd 2010 at the eighth grade of SMP Negeri 1 Kaliwiro. The research data were collected by using techniques of observation, interview, diary, document, and test (pre-test and post-test). The data were analyzed through constant comparative method and descriptive statistics. The research findings prove that cartoon films could improve the students’ pronunciation ability. The improvement of the students’ pronunciation ability included: a) the students made fewer mistakes in producing particular sounds b) They also made fewer mistakes in reading the dialogue using English stress pattern c) They were able to produce falling intonation e) The mean score is improved from 44.3 for pre-test, 73.5 for first post test, to 80.6 for second post test. The research findings also prove that cartoon films could improve classroom situation of pronunciation practice. The improvement of the classroom situation included: a) The students were active in the classroom b) They were able to answer teacher’s questions and were active to give suggestion to the teacher c) They did not refuse to read dialogue in front of the class d) They were cheerful and highly motivated in conducting the lesson e) They paid attention to the teacher, the students did not look bored or make noise. Besides the two findings above, there were other findings as follows: They practiced pronunciation and read the dialogue outside the class. The result of the research implies that English teachers need to choose the appropriate media in teaching pronunciation. The appropriate media to teach pronunciation is cartoon films.

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
    Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
    Depositing User: Budhi Kusumawardana Julio
    Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 23:50
    Last Modified: 11 Jul 2013 23:50
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/2081

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