TEACHING VOCABULARY FOR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS USING SNAKE AND LADDER GAME

Endang Kusrini

Abstract


The objective of the research is to know the effectiveness of Snake and Ladder board Games in teaching vocabulary. This research was conducted at one of Private Junior High School in Purwokerto. The Research design used is experimental study. The research findings imply that the use of Snake and Ladder Board Game can foster the students’ vocabulary than those taught using translation. In learning vocabulary, the essential problem faced by the students is how to remember the vocabulary. Findout the vocabulary by themselves, it will help students to memorize the vocabulary longer. Having long term memory about the vocabulary makes them easily to retrieve it when they need it. By implementing Snake and Ladder game, the students will find out their vocabulary easily. They will find out the vocabulary when they have to answer the question in the board. The board providing word, phrase or simple question and the picture as the key word will help them to find out the vocabulary. Besides that, the unforgettable moments when they play Snake and ladder game will help students to memorize the acquired vocabulary easily or it will encourage students to have long term memory about the vocabulary. By playing Snake and ladder game, the students will be motivated in learning English vocabulary. It also encourages and increases cooperation. In this case, it is assumed that teaching vocabulary using Snake and ladder game is effective.

Key words: Snake and Ladder Board Game, teching, vocabulary

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