DINA PRATIWI, 2201404569THE TEACHING OF THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE FOR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THROUGH TASK-BASED LEARNING (An Action Research Conducted at Year VIII of SMP N 1 Gubug in the Academic Year of 2008/2009)
Identitas Mahasiswa • - NAMA : DINA PRATIWI - NIM : 2201404569 - PRODI : Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris - JURUSAN : BAHASA & SASTRA INGGRIS - FAKULTAS : Bahasa dan Seni - EMAIL : jiel_bab pada domain yahoo.co.id - PEMBIMBING 1 : Widhiyanto, S.Pd., M.Pd. - PEMBIMBING 2 : Drs. Suprapto, M.Hum. - TGL UJIAN : 2009-04-15
Judul • THE TEACHING OF THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE FOR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THROUGH TASK-BASED LEARNING (An Action Research Conducted at Year VIII of SMP N 1 Gubug in the Academic Year of 2008/2009)
Abstrak • Simple past tense is one of the grammar topics taught to Year VIII students of junior high school. They may have problem in studying simple past tense since English is not their mother tongue and it has different rules from Indonesian grammar. Therefore, in teaching simple past tense, a teacher needs a good method. The main problem discussed in this study was to determine if the use of Task- Based Learning was effective in teaching simple past tense to Year VIII students of junior high school and the objective was to know the students’ achievement during teaching learning process by using this method. This study has used through action research consisting two cycles of action research in which each cycle consists of four steps; planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. The study was begun with a pre-test, cycle 1 and 2, a post-test, and questionnaire. The result of the students’ achievement in pre-test was 38. 26 %, in the first cycle was 78. 5 %, in the second cycle was 78. 3 %, and the result of the posttest was 81. 03 %. From the result, it showed that the use of Task-Based Learning as a method in teaching simple past tense gave significant result for students in learning simple past tense. In addition, the questionnaire showed that the students was interested in the method used in teaching learning process, as a result they were motivated in learning simple past tense. It is concluded that teaching simple past tense through Task-Based Learning to Year VIII students of junior high school is effective. In addition, it was recommended to be applied in class regularly and continually.
Kata Kunci • Task-Based Learning, Teaching Simple Past Tense, and Action Research
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