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 research on improving students’ speaking ability in class The method of this research was classroom action research. Kemmis and Mc Taggart's (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 in the first semester of the Eighth-grade students of Mts Al-Amiriyah in the academic year 2019/2020. After collecting the data, the writer found that improving students’ ability in the expression of happiness through the Role Play technique works well. Based on the data analysis, the result of the research was progressing. It is showed that the students’ mean score for speaking ability in the expression of happiness improved. It could be seen on data analysis results 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 cycles 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 the Role Play technique works well and can be applied because by doing this action the students are interested and enjoy it. There is no doubt that through the Roleplay students provided with a chance to study language freely in a 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. 15-30, jan. 2021. ISSN 2774-5708. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 06 july 2022.