THE USE OF ROLE-PLAY TECHNIQUE IN TEACHING SPEAKING TO THE SECOND GRADE STUDENTS OF SMPN 1 MOJO KEDIRI IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri
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Speaking is the way to express or communicate opinions, feelings, ideas in real communication based on the topic of situation. Then, speaking is the one factor in students’ self-confidence. Self-confidence is the way of learner’s language thoughts about themselves in mastering English as foreign language. Role-play is a technique that gives a chance for the students to express their feeling freely. The teacher applied role play as the technique of teaching speaking to make the students play certain role action based on situation. The aim of the research is to describe the implementation of role-play technique, to describe teacher’s roles and to know the student’s self-confidence during the implementation of role-play technique in teaching speaking to the second grade students. The research approach in this research is qualitative research and the design of the research is case study. The subject of the research was the English teacher and the VIII-F students of SMPN 1 Mojo Kediri. To gather the valid data, the researcher used observation, interview, documentation, and field notes. The research findings of this research are as follows: (1) The implementation of role-play technique in teaching speaking consists of: linguistic preparation, factual preparation, situation for role-play, role-play design, assigning the roles and follow up. (2) The teacher had a role as observer, controller, organizer, prompter, participant, resource, tutor, and assessor. (3) The students in VIII-F consists of 73% in high self-confidence students and 27% in low self-confidence students. From the finding, the researcher concludes that the implementation of role-play technique to the second grade students still needs a long preparation from the teacher to make the students ready for practicing role-play. Then, the students have to prepare their dialogue before practicing role-play in front of class to make them more confident.