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Improving The Students’ Speaking Performance Through Talking Chip Technique at The Eighth Graders of SMPN 8 Metro

Veronika, Yuni (2018) Improving The Students’ Speaking Performance Through Talking Chip Technique at The Eighth Graders of SMPN 8 Metro. Undergraduate thesis, IAIN Metro.


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The objective of this action research study was to improve the speaking performance at the eighth graders of SMPN 8 Metrothrough the implementation of talking chips technique.Based on the data of pra-survey at the second graders of SMP N 5 Metro. The researcher found some problem like the students had low score in speaking,the students‟ difficultiesin developing ideas, thestudents‟ low motivation in speaking. In this research the researcher focused on the first and the second problems.There are many technique that to improve the students speaking, one of them is byusing talking chip technique.It could help the students to improve their speakingthrough group discussion to share their ideas and give opinion about the topics. Every students has chances to speak in English because every students has chip to speak. In this research, the researcher conducts classroom action research (CAR) which is done in two cycles. Each cycle consist of planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. The subjects of this research is 25 students in VIII C class of SMP N 8Metro. In collecting data, the researcher used test (pre-test, post test 1 and post test 2), observation and documentation. The research is conducted collaboratively with an English teacher of SMP N 8Metro.

The results of the research show that there is improvement of the students‟speaking performance byusingTalking Chips technique. Thestudents got more chances to speak and their involvement during the teaching andlearning process also improved. The students‟ mean scores showed improvementsin all aspects of the speaking performanceafter the implementation of the actions. Theaspects being assessed were pronunciation, fluency, grammar, vocabulary, andinteraction.It wassupported by the improvementof the students speakingperformanceresult from 6students (24%) at pre test,14students (56%) at cycle I, and 20students (80%) at cycle II who got score 74or more. It means that the result of the cycle IIhas already reached the indicator that is 80% of the students get score 74or more.The researcher concluded that there was significant improve of using talking chip techniqueon the students‟ speaking performance at the eighth graders of SMP N 8 Metro.

Keywords: improving speaking performance, Talking Chips technique, Grade VIIIstudents

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Ilmu Kependidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Aan Gufroni .
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 07:42
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 07:42

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