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A Comparative Study between the Use of Role Play and Discussion Method in Teaching Speaking Ability

Pahamzah, John and syafrizal, syafrizal and Gailea, Nurhaedah and masrupi, masrupi and mulyati, enung (2020) A Comparative Study between the Use of Role Play and Discussion Method in Teaching Speaking Ability. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 9 (2). pp. 227-241. ISSN 1863-0383

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This research is aimed to find out whether role play and discussion methods were able to enhance students’ progress on speaking skills. The researchers also attempt to investigate whether role play or discussion method better enhancing the students’ speaking performance after the teaching-learning process conducted. To achieve these aims, the quasi-experimental research design is employed. The data were gathered from 60 students of twelfth grade in one of the vocational high schools in Pandeglang, Banten. The sample of the research were taken randomly by using lottery and the students were divided into experimental and control groups. Some instruments like pre-test - post-test were employed to collect the data. At the end of the study, many advantages were found to improve the students’ speaking skill including vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation aspect. Both groups indicated to experience improvement, but the experimental group showed more advanced enhancement indicated by their achieving to reach the ‘good’ category in speaking. While none of the students from the control group could get that. Conclusively, students taught by the discussion method show more improvement with 19.93 as their mean score. While students by role-play method have 13.73 as their mean score. It is significantly different from both methods indicated by the significance value score of 0.14 which is less than 0.05. Hence, the discussion method is more effective than the role-play method in improving students’ speaking ability. For that reason, it is recommended for teachers to use discussion method to improve students’ speaking comprehension

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: speaking, teaching speaking, speaking strategies, role-play method, discussion method
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: 02-Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > 88203-Jurusan Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Dr Jhon Pahamzah
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2022 10:36
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2022 10:36

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