Circle Talk in Natural Approach to Improve Students’ Participation in English Speaking

Aristo Aristo, Sudarsono Sudarsono, Clarry Sada


This study is about improving students’ participation in English speaking by applying Circle Talk in Natural Approach to Year – 8 of SMPN 7 Tayan Hilir. It involved 23 students. Students’ participation stands for students’ change of behavior related to the students’ engagement and the total number of words delivered. The participation was observed by the researcher and the observer by using Oral Proficiency Scoring Categories supported by video recording. The use of Circle Talk in Natural Approach successfully improves the students’ participation in English speaking. The mean score was 73, 21 in the first cycle and 74, 21 in the second cycle. Students’ change of behavior in applying the strategy in the first cycle was 90, 66 and it was 94, 00 in the second cycle. Students’ change of behavior which was notified from the Observation was compared from the Field Note written by the observer. Circle Talk in Natural Approach was found out helpful to improve students’ participation in English speaking for Year – 8 of SMPN 7 Tayan Hilir.


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