Tag Archives: Vocabulary Mastery

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.

Keywords: Contextual Teaching and Learning, Improving, Listening skill, Vocabulary Mastery, online learning

Teaching Vocabulary Using Matching Word on Computer Assisted, Language Learning (Published)

Studying English  in Indonesia is not easy  where English as Foreign  Language. Teaching English in the city and in the rural a remote area like Siborong-borong is a chalange for teacher.  Matching word on  computer assited language learning,  was applied to improve the students’ vocabulary mastery. This is a way that could make the students easier learning vocabulary,  for  vocabulary mastery.  Using Hot Potatoes is a good program because the students can correct and/or edit their own assignment based on the clued and feedback are given in the target language. Futhermore, by using Hot Potatoes software student can do exersice by themself. Based on the interview which has been done between  with  the teacher and the researcher and the students, it was found that the teacher had a problem in teaching vocabulary mastery,  they are not interested in studying vocabulary. The English teacher may  use computer as a media and matching word as a test of teaching learning process especially in learning vocabulary using hot potatoes software. This is a  class action research , Students’ score of the test is analysed, the score of pre test, post test of cycles. The last test of cycle II was improved than the test of cycle I and also improved than the orientation test. In the last test of cycle II from 36 students, there were 22 students who got the score ≥ 75 point up and the mean was 78,72 and percentage 61,11%. In the test cycle I, there were 6 students who got the score ≥ 75 point up and the means was 70,91 and percentage 16,66%. While in the orientation test, there were only 3 students who got ≥ 75 point up and the mean was 60,11 and percenage 8.33%. Based on the result of quantitative and qualitative data, it was found that uses matching word in computer significantly improved students’ vocabulary mastery of SMA N 1 Siborongborong.

Keywords: Class Action Research, Matching Words, Vocabulary Mastery