Teaching Languages In The Modern Era Through Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) Approach Using a Song as a Teaching Mediaand
Kaltsum, Honest Ummi
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This study aims to improve students' speaking skills at fourth grade elementary school West Nayu I Surakarta using a song as a teaching media. The research subject is the fourth grade students of SD Negeri Surakarta Nayu West I, consisting of 30 students,. Methods of data collection using interviews, observation, documentation, and test performance sheet. Data analysis techniques use descriptive qualitative techniques which includes the step of data reduction, data display, and conclusion. The results showed that an increase in students' speaking skills can be seen from the increase speaking skills indicators which include: 1) Pronunciation (pronunciation) before action 43.33%, 50.00% first cycle, second cycle of 76.66%. 2) Grammar (Grammar) before action 33.33%, 40.00% first cycle, second cycle of 76.66%. 3) Vocabulary (Vocabulary) before action 56.66%, 63.33% first cycle, second cycle of 90.00%. 4) Fluency (smoothness) before action 43.33%, 50.00% first cycle, second cycle of 76.66%. 5) Comprehension (Understanding) before action 33.33%, 40.00% first cycle, second cycle of 76.66%. The conclusion of this study is that the application of the song is able to improve the English speaking skills at the fourth grade students in primary school I Nayu West Surakarta academic year 2012/2013.