THE EFFECT OF USING FLASH-BASED ANIMATION ON THE EIGHTH YEAR STUDENTS’ LISTENING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT AT MTs. NEGERI JEMBER II
Teguh Dwi Anggarjita
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The population of this research was the eighth year students MTs. Negeri Jember II in the 2013/2014 academic year that were divided into six classes. To determine the participants of the research, the score of the eighth year students’ first midterm semester English test in 2013/2014 was analyzed by using ANOVA. Based on the result of using ANOVA computation, the population of the research was heterogeneous, Thus, two classes was determined as respondents of the research based the closest mean scores. The total number of the participants was 70 students that consisted of 35 students of VIII D as the experimental group taught by using Flash-based animation, while the control group consisted of 35 students of VIII E taught by using pictures in series. The data of this research were collected from Listening comprehension test, interview, and documentation. The Listening comprehension test was administered to make comparison between the two groups after the treatment and the result was analyzed by using SPSS software. The research results proved that there was a significant effect of using Flash-based animation on the eighth year students’ Listening comprehension achievement at MTs. Negeri Jember II in the 2013/2014 academic year. Based on the calculation, the mean score of the experimental group was higher than the mean score of the control group (58.43 > 50.71). The result of the t-test analysis was lower than the significance level (0.006 < 0.05). Therefore, it was suggested to the English teacher to use Flash-based animation as alternative media in teaching listening.