THE USE OF SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION STRATEGY IN TEACHING ENGLISH SPEAKING

Fanny Selvia Rosadi, Cicih Nuraeni, Agus Priadi

Abstract


The objective of this research is to answer the question on how small group discussion strategy could improve the
students speaking skill. The research was conducted at the seventh grade students of SMPN 3 Ciawi in academic year
2019/2020. This paper used descriptive qualitative method. The data were collected through observation during
teaching learning process. To add important data and resource, the researchers also did library research and internet
research. The theory that support this research is based on the theory of Giri in (Rahmat 2017). This research consists
of plans, how to develop and improve students speaking skills ability using small group discussion strategy. It also
contains the preparation, teaching-learning process and the evaluation. The result of this research indicated that:
(1)small group discussion strategy could build confidence of students’ in speaking; (2) engage students in work group
discussion communicatively; (3) the students have the opportunities to improve their speaking skills.
Keywords: small group discussion, teaching, speaking

Penelitian ini bertujuan adalah untuk menjawab pertanyaan bagaimana strategi diskusi kelompok kecil dapat
meningkatkan keterampilan berbicara siswa. Penelitian dilakukan pada siswa kelas VII SMPN 3 Ciawi tahun ajaran
2019/2020. Makalah ini menggunakan metode deskriptif kualitatif. Pengumpulan data dilakukan melalui observasi
selama proses belajar mengajar. Untuk menambah data dan sumber penting, peneliti juga melakukan studi pustaka
dan penelusuran internet. Teori yang mendukung penelitian ini didasarkan pada teori Giri dalam (Rahmat 2017).
Penelitian ini terdiri atas perencanaan, bagaimana mengembangkan dan meningkatkan kemampuan berbicara siswa
dengan menggunakan strategi diskusi kelompok kecil. Selain itu juga berisi persiapan, proses belajar-mengajar dan
evaluasi. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa (1) strategi diskusi kelompok kecil dapat membangun kepercayaan
diri siswa dalam berbicara; (2) melibatkan siswa dalam diskusi kelompok kerja secara komunikatif; (3) siswa
memiliki kesempatan untuk meningkatkan keterampilan berbicara mereka.

Kata kunci: strategi diskusi kelompok kecil, mengajar, berbicara


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.47313/pujangga.v6i2.992

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