Pendidikan, Vol. 21, No. 1, Juni 2009 40 UPAYA PENINGKATAN KEMAMPUAN MAHASISWA DALAM MATA KULIAH TRANSLATION DENGAN MENGGUNAKAN INTERACTIVE LEARNING : PENELITIAN TINDAKAN KELAS
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The purposes of this research are to apply the interactive method for increasing the quality of teaching Translation course and to improve students’ ability in translating text from English into Indonesian. Therefore, the proposed problems in this classroom action are; 1) Is the interactive teaching method able to increase teaching quality of Translation course? and 2) Is interactive teaching method able to improve students’ ability in translating text from English into Indonesian? This research applies the action classroom research. The selected class as the location of research is class A, semester IV in 2006-2007 academic year. This class has 43 students. This research uses 4 cycles consisting of planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. The results of the research show that interactive teaching method is able to be used as an effort to improve students’ ability in Translation skill. This method can improve; 1) learning activity of students, 2) students’ interaction in teaching leaning process, 3) students’ activeness, and 4) students’ ability in translating text from English into Indonesian. By applying the interactive method, students are able to interact with other students that may support their activeness. The increasing of those interaction and activity has impact to the improvement of students’ ability in joining the teaching learning process. The progress of students’ ability can be seen also from the increasing of average score. In the beginning of teaching (pre-test) the average score is 6.0 while in the end of the class (post-test), the score is 7.8. It means that there is a significant improvement in teaching learning process on Translation course. The teaching learning process of Translation course becomes more interesting. Finally, this classroom action research has a better result in improving the teaching learning process of Translation course and makes the positive change of students’ behavior. The students feel more comfortable and enjoyable in joining the course.