IMPROVING STUDENTS’ PRONUNCIATION ABILITY THROUGH CONVERSATIONAL VIDEOS

Putri Nurtasha, Sofian Sofian, Eni Rosnija

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AbstractThis research aimed to investigate how the conversational videos improved the students’ pronunciation on the ninth-grade students of SMPN 5 Pontianak in academic year 2018/2019. The research was conducted through Classroom Action Research in three cycles. The researcher used observation and photograph taking as the techniques of collecting data. The researcher elaborated the result of observation checklist, field note, and students’ assessment as tools of collecting data in order to get the research findings. The finding of this research is that conversational videos could improve students’ rhythm, stress, and intonation on pronunciation through, first is reading the transcript of videos, second is listening to the videos, third is repeating the dialogue, and last is practicing in front of the class. The improvement of students’ pronunciation based on the first cycle was 36% categorized poor, the second cycle was 66% categorized good, and the last cycle was 79% categorized excellent. The students could emphasize how to pronounce words with rhythm, stress, and intonation correctly and they were also enthusiastic in practicing the conversation. The students also looked confident in performing their conversation in front of the class. As a conclusion, the problems that students faced could be solved through conversational videos.Key words: Classroom Action Research, Conversational Videos, Pronunciation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26418/jppk.v8i6.33453

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