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Small Group Discussion in Teaching Speaking at Eleventh Grade of Senior High School 3 Malang

SUMANTIAH, (2016) Small Group Discussion in Teaching Speaking at Eleventh Grade of Senior High School 3 Malang. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.


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Keyword : Small Group Discussion, Teaching Speaking, Eleventh Grade Learning English is a need for people since it plays an essential role in various aspects of life such as technology, science, politic, education, entertainment, and tourism. Moreover, speaking skill of English is more emphasized to be developed since it can be an ultimate weapon to compete and survive on globalization and ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA). However, teaching speaking skill is more difficult since it is a foreign language (in Indonesia) where students do not get an exposure from their environment. Reviewing to the phenomenon, teachers should emphasize learning more on the interaction between students in teaching speaking. One of ways to make students active in speaking class is to let them discuss in a small group discussion. This research employed descriptive qualitative research in which one of English teachers of Senior High School 3 Malang was chosen as the research subject. Since the aim of the research was to investigate the problems and solutions of small group discussion in teaching speaking, the data collection was conducted through observation (non-participation observation) and interview (semi-structured interview). The result of the study showed that there were seven problems of small group discussion in teaching speaking at eleventh grade; namely forming group based on chance technique, row seating, mother tongue using, uneven participating, noisy classroom, boring presentation, and finishing the discussion in early time. Moreover, mother tongue using and row seating were considered as the main problems. From the main problems, the teacher gave the best effort to minimize the use of mother tongue by visiting each group to model and motivate the students to speak English. However, the teacher could not give an effort related to the row seating problem since the room of class MIPA-XI 2 was too small for small group discussion. Hence, the small group discussion was still applicable in teaching speaking especially at eleventh grade of Senior High School 3 Malang. Even there were some problems in the implementation of small group discussion, the teacher had several ways to cope with the problems, so this technique ran well based on the lesson plan.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Adi Husada
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2016 09:02
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2016 09:02

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