Improving Students Speaking Ability Through Debate in The Classroom ( A Case Study for Students at Second Years Students’s of SMAN 3 Kota Bima in Academic Year 2017/2018)

Emi Elmiyati


This study aims to investigate the improvement of speaking ability through debate in the classroom and to investigate the students’s response toward the use of debate in teaching speaking at SMAN 3 kota Bima in academic year 2017/2018. In this study adopted experimental research design with method of collecting data used test and questionnaire, while technique for analysing data in this study based on quantities through data gained in the t-test formula. After analysing the data. It found the mean score of post-test by experimental research was higher than mean score of post-test by control research. Deviation score of post-test experimental class is 12 and control class is 5,93 and the square of deviation score of experimental class ≥ the square of deviation score of control class (1509 ≥ 287,87). It indicates that the treatment was succesful, more over significance value of the t-test also was higher than of the t-table (3,27 ≥ 2,021 = 95% and 3,27 ≥ 2,704 = 99%). The level of significance is 0,05% and 0,01% with degree of freedom (df) 58. It’s mean that Ha is accepted and Ho is refused. Not only research the treatment progress in experimental class and t-test in this study but also more response in using debate method in the classroom through questionnaire which have significant result 82,67% by respondents. This study concludes that debate method can improve students speaking ability in the classroom and has very positive response from students.


Ability; Debate; Speaking

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