Yahfenel Evi Fussalam, Renda Lestari



The article provides information about the implementation of cooperative learning: three-step interview among students STKIP Muhammadiyah Muara Bungo (STKIP-MB) and the improvement of their speaking skill on descriptive text through the use of this technnique. Participants were 15 students of the first year students at English Department. The method of this research was classroom action research (CAR) which consisted of planning, actioning, observing and reflecting. Data of the research were analyzed by using two methods of data analysis namely quantitative analysis and qualitative analysis. Quantitative data analyses were used to measure and interpret the data from the task and speaking test, while data which had taken from observation, field note and interview were analyzed by using qualitative data analysis. The research results showed that there was a significant increase of students’ speaking skill on descriptive text over the cycles test. The student’s score rose gradually, it was started at 46.48 in pre-cycle test and being increased 68.17 in the first cycle test. Then, it rocketed at around 75.88 in the second cycle. The improvement of students speaking skill influenced by two factors remained as internal factor and external factor. The internal factors proposed by students’ motivation and their anxiety, whereas external factors concerned with the teaching material and the classroom management.


Keywords: Speaking, Descriptive Text, Three-step Interview

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