The Use of Chatting in Blended Learning Class in Improving the Students’ English Speaking Skill in the Context of English as a Foreign Language

Rachma Vivien Belinda, Patuan Raja, Ari Nurweni


Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui apakah terdapat peningkatan pada kemampuan berbicara siswa setelah mengikuti model pembelajaran kombinasi (blended learning). Subjek dari penelitian ini adalah dua puluh lima pelajar tingkat universitas yang berumur sekitar 19-20 tahun. Penelitian ini merupakan eksperimen semu yang di dalamnya hanya menggunakan satu kelas sebagai subjek. Data diambil melalui pre tes dan pos tes yang dilakukan siswa dalam bentuk menyampaikan pidato. Nilai berbicara siswa dibandingkan antara pre tes dan pos tes dengan level signifikansi 0,05. Tiga topik yang berbeda juga dianalisis untuk mengetahui topik mana yang paling baik untuk meningkatkan kemampuan berbicara siswa di kelas kombinasi. Hasil dari penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa secara statistik terdapat peningkatan kemampuan berbicara siswa setelah diajar menggunakan model pembelajaran kombinasi. Ini menunjukkan bahwa pembelajaran kombinasi membantu siswa untuk meningkatkan kemampuan berbicara siswa.

The objective of this research is to find out whether there is any improvement of the students’ speaking skills after they were taught through blended learning. The subjects of the research were twenty five university students aged around 19-20 years old. This research is a quasi experiment in which one class was used as the subjects. The data were elicited through the pre and the post test taking by the students in forms of delivering speeches. Their speaking performance scores were compared between the pre and the post test with the significant level 0.05. The different topics were also analyzed to find out the best topic in improving students’ speaking skills for this blended model. The result showed that there was a statistically significant improvement of the students’ speaking skills after they were taught by using blended learning. This suggests that blended learning facilitates the students to improve the capability of their speaking skills.

Keyword: speaking, blended learning, group chat discussion, speech topic, WhatsApp

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