Improving Students’ Speaking Ability through Community Interaction Activities a classroom action research

A.    Background
As internationally pronounced language, English occupies the first position in the word for communication. This position makes English most widely used all over the world in all aspects of human life. English is a language used conveying our ideas to other persons. We can communicate with other people in the world by the language. In our country, English plays an important role in international communication and in the development of Education, Economic, Science, and Technology.
The problem that usually find is that the students’ are capable of structure or reading, but have the lack of speaking, although English has been thought in Indonesia as a compulsory subject from elementary school, junior school to senior high school and university. Therefore, we can state that speaking is one of the improvements of their speaking skill. “Speaking is active or productive and makes use of the aural medium. If we think of speaking term of use, however, the situation is rather different. To begin with an act of communication through speaking is commonly performed in face to face interaction and occurs part of dialogue or other form of verbal exchange.” (Widdowson, 1983: 58).
Speaking is the process of building and sharing meaning through the use of verbal and non-verbal symbols. Speaking is a crucial part of second language learning and teaching. However, today’s world requires that the goal of teaching speaking should improve students’ communicative skills because students can express themselves and learn how to use a language.
The students had problem in speaking such as pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. They seldom practice their speaking in class. They just study about memorizing and conversations, after that they practice their friends without know what was the meaning and how to speak the sentences well. It makes students lower in speaking and than student does not creative in speaking.
The teacher in teaching English just uses traditionally method, like speech method to explain the material until finish. It makes the students bored. In other hand the teachers does not use media and they never changed the method. And than teacher just gives test the student without explains the first, besides that the teachers just ask to students to memorize the conversation and than ask them to practice it.
English teacher should be creative in developing their teaching learning process to create good atmosphere, improve the students speaking skill, give attention to the speaking components, and make the English lesson more interesting
Students need something different in study English, specially speaking. Study speaking is study about communication and interaction with people. To make interaction we need object to do it, such as community. In community there is social relationship and need interaction to make relation with the same?????????????????????????????????


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