Improving Students’ Listening Skill and Vocabulary Masteryn through Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL) By Using Online Learning for Senior High School (Published)
The aims of this research is to describe the process of improving the students’ listening skill and vocabulary mastery through contextual teaching and learning (CTL) by using online learning at the eleventh grade of SMAN 1 Sajira. This study also attempts to find out the improvement of the students’ skill in listening and vocabulary mastery through contextual teaching and learning (CTL) by using online learning. The method used in this research was qualitative research method by implementing classroom action research (CAR). This research was conducted in three cycles actions in cycle I, cycle 2 and cycle 3. The result of the research is the use of contextual teaching and learning (CTL) by using online learning can improve the students’ listening skill and vocabulary mastery. The finding of the research were: (1) the process of teaching and learning using CTL through online learning was conducted successfully in terms of the feeling of happiness and enthusiasm of the students, (2) there was an improvement of the students’ listening skill from the increased mean of score from 57,85 in pre-test became 81,11 in post-test. This study suggests that the English teacher may improve her teaching strategy by optimizing the use of materials at school; the teacher should be creative in selecting, developing and giving materials at class.
Observing Contextual Teaching and Learning on Students’ Achievement in Writing Recount Text (Case Study: Smp Swasta Bina Bangsa, Batubara Regency) (Published)
Contextual learning theory occurs only when students (learners) process new information or knowledge in such a way that it makes sense to them in their own frames of reference (their own inner worlds of memory, experience, and response). This approach to learning and teaching assumes that the mind naturally seeks meaning in context-that is, in relation to the person’s current environment-and that it does so by searching for relationships that make sense and appear useful. This study is intended to discover the effect of contextual teaching and learning on students’ achievement in writing recount text. It is conducted at eight (VIII) grade students of SMP Swasta Bina Bangsa, Batubara Regency. Based on the calculation, it shows that the reliability of the test is 0.99. Then, after analyzing the data, it was found that the value is 5.65 with the degree of freedom (df) = 38 at the level of significance p(0.05) = 2.024. It means that it is higher than tt (5.65 > 2.024). The result shows that contextual teaching and learning has a significant effect on students’ achievement in writing recount text in this school.