THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TONGUE TWISTERS STRATEGY TO INCRAESE THE STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ABILITY
(Efektivitas Strategi Tongue Twister Untuk Meningkatkan Kemampuan Berbicara Siswa)
Keywords:Speaking ability, tongue twisters strategy, direct interaction strategy
Tongue twisters have been explored by some researchers to increase the students’ speaking ability. The researcher has an opportunity to research significant effectiveness difference between tongue twisters strategy and direct interaction strategy to increase students’ speaking accuracy (pronunciation) and fluency (content). A quasi-experimental design is employed with two classes of the eight graders of SMP Muhammadiyah 12 Perumnas Makassar selected purposively as the sample. The data is obtained through a pre-test and a post-test. The findings are analyzed using statistically using independent t-test procedure. Based on the post-test calculation the value of t-test is higher than the value of t-table, 2,04 < 3,03. According to the result, the alternative hypothesis is not rejected. It can be concluded that there is a significant effectiveness difference between students' ability to speak English who are taught by using tongue twisters strategy and those who are guided by using direct interaction strategy on post-test of speaking accuracy and fluency. Tongue twisters strategy is more effective in increasing the students’ speaking ability on speaking accuracy and fluency than direct interaction strategy. Based on students’ speaking products, it can be show that students understand the role of speaking. The students’ speech sound is more natural.
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