Triya Heni Riyanti, Hery Yufrizal, Sudirman Sudirman


This research was intended to find out whether there was a significant difference of students’ reading achievement in comprehending authentic material taught through information transfer and translation technique and to find out which of the two techniques was more effective for teaching reading of authentic material. This research took place in SMPN 1 Natar. It consists of two classes of the third grader. Control group pre-test post-test design was applied in this research. The instrument used in this research was reading test in the form of 25 multiple choices. Then, the data were analyzed by using Independent t-test with Statistically Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 15.0. Based on the result of the test, the significant difference was determined by  p<0.05. The t-test revealed that the result was significant (p=0.012) in which (t-value > t-table), 2.598 > 2.000. It indicated that there was a significant difference in students’ reading achievement before and after being taught through information transfer and translation technique. Besides, information transfer was more effective than translation in increasing students’ reading comprehension achievement because it helped students to comprehend the text given by using self-questioning strategy. Thus, it is concluded that information transfer technique can be applied and recommended as a reference to teach English in reading skill.


Keywords: authentic material, information transfer, reading achievement, translation


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