IMPROVING THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS` ACTIVE PARTICIPATION AND LISTENING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT BY USING CARTOON VIDEO AT SMPN 7 JEMBER
Putri, Yosmarica Noviren Suci Adiar
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Language is very important for human life in order to get information and to communicate each other. As an international language that is used by people in many countries in the world, English plays an important role and has been universally spoken through out the world in various aspects of life, such as economy, politic, technology, social life, and education. Since those aspects are constantly developing from time to time, it is predicted that the number of English speakers is going to be greater and greater in the coming years. English has four language skills which must be learn and mastered by learners. They are listening, reading, writing and speaking. Listening is the first skill acquired by people before they can speak, read or write. By listening people can hear the words and how to say the pronunciation of the words. In this case, the condition where a kid starts to learn a mother tongue is just like the condition where a students starts to learn a foreign language. However, some difficulties are sometimes found in listening comprehension, especially in getting the information spoken in English. The difficulties are understanding vocabulary, grammatical structure, etc. in this research, video was chosen to help the students improve their active participation and listening comprehension achievement because video presents audio visual information to motivate learners and easily catch the information by synchronizing what they listen and what they see. The kind of video used in this research was cartoon video. This classroom action research was intended to improve class VIII C students` active participation and listening comprehension achievement by using cartoon video at SMPN 7 Jember in the 2015/2016 academic year. The research subjects were the students of Class VIII C at SMPN 7 Jember in the 2015/2016 academic year. This class was chosen because based on preliminary study by interviewing the English teacher, the class had problem in listening skill. This classroom action research had been done in two cycles. Each cycles was conducted in three meeting including two meetings for implementing the actions and one meeting for administering a listening test. There were four stages of activities in each cycle, namely planning the action; implementing the action; observing and evaluating; and analyzing the data and doing reflection of the action. The process evaluation was conducted by observation that was done in each meeting to observe the students` participation during the teaching learning process. The product evaluation was conducted at the end of each cycle by administering listening comprehension test. The result of observation in Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 showed that the percentage of the students` participation improved in the teaching and learning process of listening comprehension from 88.6% in Cycle 1 into 95.4% in Cycle 2. Based on the improvement, it can be concluded that the use of cartoon video can improve the students` active participation during the teaching learning process. The result of listening test in Cycle 1 showed that the percentage of the students who got scores at least 75 was 77.2% (34 out of 44 students). Then, the result of listening test in Cycle 2 showed that the percentage of the students who got scores at least 75 was 79.5% (35 out of 44 students). It means that there was improvement in the first cycle to the second cycle in the term the percentage of the students who got scores ≥ 75. Based on the results of this research, the use of cartoon video in teaching learning process especially listening comprehension can improve the students` active participation and listening comprehension achievement.