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Mardining, Hetik (2008) THE PROBLEMS FACED BY THE FIRST YEAR. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.


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Listening is an interesting subject to learn. Especially in learning English, listening is very essential subject to learn for helping the students improve their abilities in learning English. The listening class is designed for the students to be skilled listeners in order to succeed academically. In contradiction, there are some students who have problems in listening class. There are many factors that might cause problems in listening class. Each of the students has different problems in listening class. In this study the writer divided them into different categories including linguistic and non linguistic factors in listening class. The purpose of this study is to explore the problems faced by the first year students of SMA Muhamadiyah I Malang in listening class. The research design used in this research was descriptive quantitative because the writer used numbers in clarifying the data about the students problems in learning listening and the dominant problem faced by the students in listening class. The populations of this study were all the first year students of SMA Muhammadiyah I Malang. In collecting the data the writer used Likert Scales. The Likert Scales consists of 20 statements that are connected with linguistic and non-linguistic problems. The Likert Scales items related to linguistic problems deal with pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension. While the Likert Scales items related to non linguistic problems deal with the media and students’ motivation. The findings of the study shows that most of the first year students have problems in listening class including the linguistic and non linguistic, while the most dominant students’ problem is linguistic problem related with pronunciation.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: Anggit Aldila
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 03:22
Last Modified: 18 May 2012 03:22

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