USING GROUP DISCUSSION TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ SPEAKING FLUENCY

Ibnu Wahyurianto

Abstract


Being able to speak in target language is considered as the indicator that
every language learner is mastering the target language. Likewise in
English, the learners are regarded mastering English when they can
produce the sound of English itself in the form of good communication
toward the others. Nevertheless, teaching English is a complex process,
since it involves some activities started from preparation until evaluation.
In addition, there are some barriers regarding teaching speaking, i.e the
number of students, teacher’s competence, and even students’ problems.
Although teaching speaking is a kind of difficult job, still there is a way to
overcome some stated problems; group discussion. So, this research is
aiming at the implementation of group discussion to improve students’
speaking fluency. To achieve the research objectives, the design of the
research is classroom action research which involves four steps, they are
planning, implementing, observing, and reflecting. The subject research is
the students of Bahasa Indonesia Department semester II of University of
Muhammadiyah Malang who have different English proficiency
background. Data collection method used is preliminary observation,
indepth interviews, participatory observation, and documentation. The
data gathered will be analyzed by using the qualitative analysis involving
reducing data, displaying data, verifying data and taking conclusion. Based
on the results, it can be stated that the implementation of group
discussion in speaking course can improve the students’ speaking fluency.

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