The Use of Song to Improve Students Pronunciation at the Seventh Grade.
A. Background : There are many factors that cause unsatisfied result of learning English, but there are also many things to overcome the problem. As result students are able to developed communication skill and make them a costumed to interpreting as well as expressing.
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To learn English means to learn about the language it self and to learn how to use it in oral communication spoken language begin with sounds. The most important in learning process, the teacher has been called the facilitator or mediator should has some certain skills in teaching learning English. To express the language, it should has stimulus which was given.
For giving the interesting learning process, the teacher can use media or method which is suitable, for example film, movie, picture, or music. In English language teaching attention should be paid to the teaching pronunciation, its’ seems to have an important of language teaching because we will know the quality of the speaking using pronunciation skill. We can teach pronunciation by song. Its’ give the students entertain to interest the teaching learning process. Many students have also proven that song are very helpful for learners in learning a new language. B. Research Question : 1.
What extent are the songs able to improve the students pronunciation? 2. What are the problems faced by students? C. The purpose of the research 1. To find out what extent the song to able to improve the students pronunciation ? 2. To find out what the problems faced by the students. D. Underlying The Theories Kelly Affir in that “misic contains large section pronunciation and it has detail matter like vowel quality, syllabic length, and intonation pattern” (1996:99) One the study entitled “ the use of children songs to improve students pronunciation a case of the fourth grade kabupaten pemalang” by febri Wira atmojo ( 2010:39) E.
Research method The method of this research will use experimental quantitative research there are two activities they are pre test and post test. The techniques the researcher used to collect the data before and after test. The observation was used to gather information dealing with the students’ progress during the teaching and learning process. Besides, the oral test was done to know the students’ improvement in pronunciation before and after the technique was implemented.
F. Reference •Harmer, Jeremy. 1991. The Practice of English Language Teaching. London: Longman. •Bums, Anne. 1999. Collaborative Action Research for English Language Teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. •Halliwell, Susan. 1992. Teaching English in the Primary Classroom. London: Longman. •Wira, febri . 2010 . the use of children song to improve students pronunciation. •http// linguistic. byu. edu/faculty herrichsen / research method / RM 2. 06 htm.