STUDENTS’ STRATEGIES USED IN DEALING WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING PROBLEMS AT SMPN 2 MALANG

Mayasari , Linda (2010) STUDENTS’ STRATEGIES USED IN DEALING WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING PROBLEMS AT SMPN 2 MALANG. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

This study is intended to find out students’ speaking problems and their strategies in overcoming the problems. It was conducted at SMP Negeri 2 Malang because the students do not have sufficient communication skill although their teachers has given them various techniques in teaching the English lesson such as drama, role play, discussions, conversation etc. This study was a descriptive qualitative research because (1) the researcher worked in a natural setting, (2) it concerned with the process rather than with the outcomes, (3) it described the facts of the subjects, and (4) the researcher was as the key instrument in collecting the data. The subjects were 40 students each of two classes of grade VII and two classes from grade VIII at the second semester at SMP Negeri 2 Malang 2009/2010 academic year. In this study, the instruments used were direct observations, a questionnaire for the students, and an interview for the English teachers and the students from grade VII and grade VIII. The finding of this study reveals that there were linguistic problems faced by the students in the class especially in speaking activities. Those linguistic problems were a lack of vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, accuracy and fluency. To overcome those problems, the students employed some communication strategies which are paraphrasing, borrowing, and avoidance. In paraphrasing, there are approximation, word coinage, and circumlocution strategy. Several ways in borrowing are also used to deal with those speaking problems like language switching, appealing for assistance, and miming. In addition, avoidance strategy was used also by the students. It consisted of topic avoidance and message abandonment.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English
Depositing User: Rayi Tegar Pamungkas
Date Deposited: 11 May 2012 03:24
Last Modified: 11 May 2012 03:24
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/5040

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