Implementing Role Play to Improve Speaking Skill

Classroom Action Research

  • Ahmad Faruk IAI Darussalam Blokagung Banyuwangi
  • Nidaul Fitria IAI Darussalam Blokagung Banyuwangi


  Many students are really passive and reluctant to speak English in the classroom. Therefore, This research is designed as a research on improving students’ speaking ability in class The method of this research was classroom action research. Kemmis and MC Tanggart (MC Niff, 1992;27) design is used in this research, which consists of four phases; planning, Implementation, observation, and reflection in each cycle. The Method was conducted in three cycles. The subjects of this research were 19 students at the first semester of the Eighth grade students of Mts Al-Amiriyah in academic year 2019/2020. After collecting the data, the writer found that improving students’ ability in expression of happiness through Role Play technique is work well. Based on the data analysis, the result of the research was progress. It is showed that the students’ mean score for speaking ability in expression of happiness improved. It could be seen on data analysis result from each cycle (62,5 on cycle 1, 68,42 on cycle 2, and 76,32 on cycle 3). Even students fulfilled KKM (standard achievement) on cycle 2, however, the teacher and collaborator decide to do 3 cycle to make sure that using role play was really suitable for students’ speaking ability improvement. Based on the result of the data analysis, the writer took a conclusion that Role Play technique is work well and can be applied, because by doing this action the students are interested and enjoy it. There is no doubt that through the Role play students provided with a change to study language freely in related atmosphere.

How to Cite
FARUK, Ahmad; FITRIA, Nidaul. Implementing Role Play to Improve Speaking Skill. JOURNEY (Journal of English Language and Pedagogy), [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 16-32, jan. 2021. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 16 jan. 2021.