Assignment of Research in ELT II
IMPROVING STUDENTS’ VOCABULARY ACHIEVEMENT UNDER
TOTAL PHYSICAL RESPONSE AT SECOND YEAR STUDENTS
OF SMP NEGERI 8 KENDARI”.
A Research Paper
Department of English Language Teaching
Faculty of Teacher Training and Education
Muhammadiyah University of Kendari
1. This is problem based on above the tittle: Is the use of Total Physical Response technique is better than conventional technique in Improving Students’ vocabulary achievement at second year students’ of SMP Negeri 8 Kendari”? 2. The solving of this problem is The collaboration of physical action with vocabulary that they appear by this has great influence on their memorizing. As Stevie acknowledge that the associations of vocabulary with physical action have a dramatic affect on memory because students must commit themselves to the learning task by performing action (Sunarto, 2003, p.16). The finding of this study, the comparison of mean score of post-test between experimental class and control class indicates that there are significant differences between two classes in their improving vocabulary. The class which is taught by using TPR technique get the average score 81.54 with the standard of deviation 9.23. Then, the class which is taught using conventional technique get the average score 71.58 with the standard of deviation 7.73. The different averages both classes are 9.96. This shows that the class which is taught by using TPR technique gets better average score than the class which is taught without using conventional technique. Therefore, the writer concluded that using Total Physical Response technique was better than conventional technique in improving students’ vocabulary achievement at second year student of SMP Negeri 8 Kendari.
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