IN SEARCH OF PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS: ENGLISH TEACHERS’ PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS IN IMPLEMENTING COMMUNICATIVE APPROACH IN TEACHING SPEAKING SKILL AT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AND MADRASAH TSANAWIYAH IN KECAMATAN DANAU TELUK KOTA JAMBI IN JAMBI PROVINCE, INDONESIA

Yanti Ismiyati

Abstract


This research is conducted to answer the question: What are the teachers’ problems and solutions in applying the communicative approach in teaching speaking?. The objective of this research is to see some problems and how they solve the arising  problems’ that faced by the teachers of English at SMPN3,SMPN 13 and Madrasyah Tsanawiyah in Kecamatan Danau Teluk Seberang Kota Jambi in applying the communicative approach in teaching speaking. The design which utilized in this research is a survey research with quantitative data. The population of the research is  the group of English  teachers and the number of population are 6 teachers. The sample of this research are all the English teachers  of the schools mentioned above (total sampling technique).To find the data of this study the researcher used questionare. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistic (percentage). The research findings indicated that there were 4 prominent problems that where faced by the English teachers in implementing the communicative approach in teaching speaking like the following points. The first problem is a big class. The second problem is an  inappropriate materials of lesson for the students ability.The third problem is  lack of students motivation in learning English. The fourth problem is lack of students’ linguistics knowledge ability (i.e vocabulary, grammar, pronounciation, spelling.) The solutions are described as follows: (1) The teachers speak louder and give warning to students in a big class. (2) The teachers often change the instruction materials which are very difficult for students especially for speaking. (3) The teachers often ask the students to discuss in group of four or five. (4) The teachers gives students use interesting media in teaching English.  Thus, it can be concluded that the English teachers often have several challenges in implementing communicative approach professionaly.

 

Key words: Teachers’ problem and solutions, Communicative approach.

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