Drama Technique: A Solution for Improving Students’ Speaking Skill

Nofel Nofiadri


Communicating in English is an important thing that should be possessed by people who are engaged in a global society. Students of an English Department must have a good skill in English, mainly speaking, because it is a basic skill as a teacher candidate and a tool for social practice in globalization era. Low ability in speaking skill could indicate the failure in communication since speaking is a direct actual performance. An observations and test showed that most students have problems in grammar and comprehension. They also feel difficult to meet a smooth speaking rate. To solve those problems, the researcher conducted a classroom action research by implementing drama technique which consisted of three types; mime activities, scripted play and unscripted play. Drama technique improves students’ speaking skill which was indicated by the increasing of their speaking score. This technique can increase students’ confidence to speak in front of public because the chronological procedures accommodate their social awareness. Classrooms that have same characteristics to the research subject are assumed to have the same benefit of this Drama Technique.

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