THE USE OF ROLE PLAY TO FOSTER THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ACHIEVEMENT
AINIA ASY’ARI, NAFIATUN
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This research was intended to foster the VIII A students’ speaking achievement through the use of Role Play. This research used Classroom Action Research as the research design. The students’ speaking test showed good results. 77.5% students, with the mean score 75.5, could achieve the passing grade that was 75. There were only 9 students who achieved scores below 75 in Cycle 1. Although, the research successful criteria had been achieved in Cycle 1, Cycle 2 was still conducted to ensure the research result. Thus, the result of the speaking test in Cycle 2 showed a great improvement on the students’ speaking scores. The percentage of the students who got at least 75 in the speaking test had increased from 77.5% in Cycle 1 to 85% in Cycle 2 with the mean score 85.5 and only 6 students got the score below 75. Based on the results of Cycle 1 and Cycle 2, it could be concluded that the use of Role Play could foster the students’ speaking achievement in the teaching learning process of speaking. The students were motivated to have the courage to speak in front of the class. They were also creative to create the plot of the Role Play for their own group performance. In other words, it could be stated that; the use of Role Play could foster the VIII A grade students’ speaking skill of SMPN 2 Mayang.