Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 13. Number3. September 2022 Pp.414-428
Fostering Students’ Speaking Ability through English Club Activities
Like Raskova Octaberlina
English Education Department, Faculty of Education and Teachers Training,
Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, East Java, Indonesia
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Afif Ikhwanul Muslimin
English Education Department, Faculty of Education and Teachers Training,
Universitas Islam Negeri Mataram, NTB, Indonesia
Received:07/12/2022 Accepted:09/08/2022 Published:09/24/2022
This research aimed to describe a Community Language Learning (CLL) program, the English Club (E-Club), activities and their impacts to enhance the students’ speaking ability. This study employed a descriptive qualitative research method. To gather the data, the researchers administered questionnaires to twenty-seven eleventh-grade students who participated in the E-Club at Public Vocational High School (SMKN) 1 Sooko, Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Then, the researchers interviewed five students and one teacher to expand on the information received. The data analysis operated were gathering data, displaying data, and drawing conclusions. The research’s data reliability was checked through data triangulation. The findings showed that E-Club activities were speech, storytelling, group discussion, and reading aloud. Following the implementation of these activities, the students’ speaking abilities including grammatical accuracy, vocabulary mastery, pronunciation ability, fluidity, and ability to organize concept in speaking had increased. Moreover, students experienced low anxiety and possessed higher English learning interest. These positive impacts were resulted by the role of teacher to prepare suitable teaching methods and to create positive learning environment. Henceforth, this research urges the importance of planning before implementing English program and adopting similar activities to escalate students’ speaking ability.
Keywords: community language learning, E-Club, speaking ability, speaking activities
Cite as: Octaberlina, L. R., & Muslimin, A. I. (2022). Fostering Students’ Speaking Ability through English Club Activities. Arab World English Journal, 13 (3) 414-428.
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