TEACHING SPEAKING FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS USING COOPERATIVE LEARNING “THINK PAIR SHARE ‘

Endang Kusrini

Abstract


The objective of the research is to know the effectiveness of Think Pair Share for teaching Speaking. This research was conducted at one of Senior High School in Purwokerto. The Research design used is experimental study. The research findings imply that the use of Think Pair Share can motivate students speaking competen than those taught using discussion. In learning speaking, the common problem faced by the syudents is how to explore their idea. Through this technique students will think first about the topic, then they can explore their ideasby asking some one opinion, and at the end they can share with anothe group confidently since they have already make some discussion with their team. By implementing Think Pair Share, the students will have enough time to speak both in pair and in group. By doing Think Pair Share students will be motivated in learning English especially in speaking activity. It also improves and keeps the cooperation. The used of Think Pair Share is strongly suggested since, the students not only getting a better result of their speaking, but also enlarging students vocabulary. Students are motivated to do the speaking activity through this technique. This method will give the students time to practice the target language and to reflect themselves. The students will be very active, busy, and challenged to deliver their idea and practice comprehenshively.

Key words: Think Pair Share, effective, Speaking

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