MAINTAINING THE VIABILITY OF SPEAKING PRACTICE FOR LEARNERS OF ENGLISH AS FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ACTIVITIES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

MAYANGSARI, DAMONA (2017) MAINTAINING THE VIABILITY OF SPEAKING PRACTICE FOR LEARNERS OF ENGLISH AS FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ACTIVITIES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM. Masters thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    ABSTRACT Damona Mayangsari, S891408006, 2016. Maintaining the Viability of Speaking Practice for Learners of English as Foreign Langauge: Activities outside the Classroom. First consultant: Dr. Ngadiso, M.Pd., second consultant: Dr. Suparno, M.Pd. Thesis. English Education Department, Graduate School of Teacher Training and Education faculty, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta. This research is conducted in Islamic Boarding School East Java from April 2015 up to August 2016. The objectives of this research are to investigate : 1) The teachers’ perception about teaching speaking; 2) The activities and the implementation of activities in teaching speaking at Darussalam Gontor 2 Girls Boarding School; 3) The problems faced by the teachers in implementing the activities used in teaching speaking at Darussalam Gontor 2 Girls Boarding School; 4) Teachers’ solution to solve the problems in implementing the activities used in teaching speaking at Darussalam Gontor 2 Girls Boarding School. This research is carried out in a case study. The data are collected by interviewing eight language teachers and four students from fourth and third (intensive) grades, observing language activities activated in the dormitory, and collecting related documents. The data are collected in the form of field notes, transcripts, and documents. Based on the collected data, the research yield research findings as the answer to the research problems; First, there are five perceptions about teaching speaking which include: having practice in daily life, giving students knowledge related to the speaking aspects, engaging students in conversation and dialogue, building students’ confidence, and providing fun activities and extra training; Second, there are eighteen activities (cover daily, weekly, monthly and annual activities including rule of using English in everyday life and examination) that are classified into pre-communicative and communicative activities. In implementation, the teachers used both spoken and written English. The use of Indonesian language is prevented to encourage students’ curiosity of target language; Third, there are four problems in implementing the activities cover students’ low participation, lack of confidence, mother tongue use, and language interference; and Fourth, teachers solve the problems using certain strategies and other supportive activities such as conducting the activity on simple language and keeping the students speak target language, giving instruction and extra training, choosing interesting topic and task, providing language correction, and giving rewards and sanctions. Since teaching speaking as foreign language is not easy, it is a challenge for both the teacher and student. Consequently, there are considerations that should be done such as providing language exposure, incorporating with different task and kinds of interactive activities outside the classroom, creating the language environment; providing language rules, rewards, sanctions and demands. Keywords: Teaching Speaking, EFL Student, Teacher’ Perception, Communicative Activities, Boarding School.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Pasca Sarjana
    Pasca Sarjana > Magister
    Pasca Sarjana > Magister > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris - S2
    Depositing User: Fransiska Meilani f
    Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2017 14:39
    Last Modified: 16 Mar 2017 14:39
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/31931

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