The Effect of Task-Based Learning towards Students Speaking Skill at the Eighth Grade of SMPN 1 Sindang Jaya Kabupaten Tangerang

Siti Robiatul Adawiyah, Nurhaeda Gailea, Eri Rahmawati


This research has been inspired by the difficulties of eighth-grade students experience when learning how to speak. These problems include students' difficulties with speaking because of their limited vocabulary, lack of confidence in front of the class, and lack of interest in speaking. Therefore, researchers evaluated a task-based learning strategy in eighth grade. The research method used is a quasi-experimental with a quantitative approach. The phases of the research were divided into several steps, namely the pre-test, giving treatment, and giving the post test. Students in classes VIII 7 and VIII 8 at SMPN 1 Sindang Jaya Tangerang were the subject of this research. The result showed that the mean result of the experimental class increased after getting task-based learning treatment. The mean score on the pre-test was 56.07, whereas the mean score on the post-test was 81.93. This indicates that the experimental class students' speaking abilities improved significantly. While the mean score on the pre-test was 56.50, whereas the mean score on the post-test was 66.33. This study's findings indicate that the sig (2-tailed) value is p (0.00). In the meantime, it is possible to conclude that the value of alpha or (a) is less than 0.05. In other words, 0.00 < 0.05. for the effect size results to support the findings of this research. The result of the effect size calculation was 1.21, that indicated a high level of influence or significance. This indicated that task-based learning techniques have proven affected for enhancing the speaking skills of eighth-grade students at SMPN 1 Sindang Jaya in the 2021-2022 academic year.

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