Using Talking Chips Technique to Develop the Tenth Graders' Speaking Skills at SMK PSKD 1
The objectives of this study were to develop studentsâ€™ speaking skills using Talking Chips technique and also to investigate the studentsâ€™ interest in the use of Talking Chips technique in
EFL class. This research was a two-cycled action research conducted in SMK PSKD 1 Jakarta. The subject of this study was the tenth graders of Accounting Class 1 consisting of 10
participants from SMK 1 PSKD. The quantitative data, collected using tests, were analyzed by using independent and paired sample t-test on SPSS version 17 program. The qualitative data collected through interview, questionnaire, and observation techniques and were analyzed descriptively. The result indicated that there was significant improvement of studentsâ€™ scores where the mean of studentsâ€™ pre-test scores was 55.00. It increased 59.60 in post-test I and 73.40 in post-test II. Based on the result, it was concluded that through implementation of Talking Chips technique studentsâ€™ speaking skills could improve.
Keywords: talking chips, speaking skills, classroom action research
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