International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Improving Students’ Pronunciation through Communicative Drilling Technique at Senior High School (SMA) 07 South Bengkulu, Indonesia
Riswanto, Endang Haryanto

The main purpose of this study is to know the improvement of teaching English pronunciation by using communicative drilling techniques. The method of this research is classroom action research (CAR). The data in this research is used percentages analysis. The respondents of this research are X2 students of SMAN 07 South Bengkulu which consist of 30 students. Based on result of data analysis there is improvements on students’ pronunciation achievement in each cycle. The data shows that in pre-assessment students’ pronunciation is 3.33% (excellent), 3.33% (very good), 20% (good) 36.66.33(low) and 33% (failed). In cycle I students pronunciation achievement is 6.66% (excellent), 26.66% (very good), 20% (good), 23.33% (low), 23,33% (failed). In cycle II the students pronunciation achievement is 10% (excellent), 30% (very good), 26.66% (good), 20% (low) and 13% (failed). In cycle III students’ pronunciation achievement is 26.66% (excellent), 30% (very good), 33.33% (good), 10% (failed) and 0% (failed). This research indicates that the using of drilling technique can improve students’ pronunciation achievement at the first year students of SMAN 07 South Bengkulu academic year 20011/ 2012.

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