SKRIPSI Jurusan Sastra Inggris - Fakultas Sastra UM, 2019

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Nurhikmah Zizi



Nurhikmah, Zizi. 2019. Improving The Speaking Skill of The Third Graders of Thamsuksamulnithi School Hat-Yai Thailand Employing Picture Series Teaching Technique. Thesis. English Departments, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang. Advisors: (I) Dr. Johannes Ananto Prayogo, M.Pd, M.Ed., (II) Dr. Mirjam Anugerahwati, M.A.

Key words: Picture series teaching technique, speaking skill, narrative text.

In Thailand, English is one of the subjects which is compulsory and must be learned. Mastering English especially in the speaking skill helps the students to face globalization for getting their future job. In the preliminary study, the researcher found that the students in the third grade of Thamsuksamulnithi, Hat-Yai, South Thailand had difficulties in speaking skill. This research aims are finding how picture series teaching technique improve the students’ speaking skill. This research used a Classroom Action Research design. The subject was 33 students of the third grade of Thamsuksamulnithi School in the academic year of 2018/2019. The instruments used to collect the data were speaking test, observation checklist, field note, and questionnaire. The criteria of success in this research were:

(1) 80% of the students in the third grade reach score more than 15 points in the final-test;

(2) 80% of the students in the third grade give positive responses toward the use of picture series teaching technique in the learning process.   The findings show that picture series teaching technique can improve students’ speaking skill. The data showed that 88% or 29 students out of 33 students passed the minimum passing standard, while the rest of them could not pass the minimum passing standard. That data was based on the researcher and the teacher score in the final speaking test. Then based on the result of the students’ questionnaire, 94% of the students liked the use of the picture series teaching technique. Based on both data, the researcher got the conclusion that the criteria for success had been achieved. Next, the steps that have proven to improve students’ speaking skill are:

(1) giving basic knowledge about narrative text,

(2) giving a good model for telling a story by using picture series,

(3) giving worksheets to the students which can practice them in making a story,

(4) asking the students for having group performance, and

(5) assigning the students for giving feedback or opinion about other group performance. In conclusion, the use of picture series teaching technique can improve students’ speaking skill. The use of picture series teaching technique can also make the students’ enjoy the teaching and learning process and can encourage the students to give their opinion or feedback for their friends or other groups. It is finally recommended English teachers use the picture series teaching technique as an alternative teaching strategy to improve students’ speaking skill. It is also suggested future researchers implement this research as references.