The Effect of Direct Method in Teaching Speaking Skill
The main focus of this research is to determine the differences in students' speaking abilities before and after being taught using the direct method. In this research, the type is pre-experimental. While the design used is one group pretest-posttest design. Researchers used one class as a sample of 28 students. The researcher gives a pretest before being taught with the direct method to determine students 'speaking skills before being taught the direct method, and after being taught using the direct method students are given a posttest to find out the students' speaking abilities after being taught by the direct method. The technique used to collect data is a test. The test is used to collect the speaking skills data of eleventh-grade students of IPA 2 SMA Darussalam Blokagung. Techniques in analyzing data using the T formula are to find out the difference in the mean pretest and posttest scores of students with the help of SPSS version 23. Then the value is compared with the T-table by considering df. Based on data analysis, the researcher found a difference in students' speaking abilities before and after being taught by the direct method with consideration to greater than the table of either 5% or 1%. This means that Ha is accepted and Ho is rejected. So it can be concluded that there is a difference between students' speaking skills before and after being taught by the direct method.