Awista Awista, Ikhsanudin Ikhsanuddin, Zainal Arifin



This research was aimed at finding out whether or not tongue twister technique has significant effects in teaching fricative pronunciation of year-8 students of SMP Kartika XVII-01 Sungai Raya. The population of this research is the Year-8 students of SMP Kartika XVII-01 Sungai Raya in academic year 2018/2019. The sample of this research consists of 20 students which are chosen by using cluster random sampling. This research is pre-experimental research with pretest, posttest and two times of treatments. The finding of this research showed that mean score of the students’ pre-test is 50 while the post-test is 58. The tratio is higher than the tcritical (5.33 > 2.093). The result of the effect size (ES) is 1.17. It showed that null hypothesis “tongue twister technique does not affect students’ fricative pronunciation” is rejected and the alternative hypothesis “tongue twister affects students’ fricative pronunciation” is accepted. It proves that tongue twister technique has significant effect in teaching students’ fricative pronunciation, especially sound [ʃ]. Therefore, based on the students’ achievement, the writer recommends English teachers to apply tongue twister technique as a part of their pronunciation teaching.


Keywords: Pronunciation, Fricative, Tongue Twister Technique

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26418/jppk.v8i6.33414


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