The Students Perceptions Of Playing Drama As An Inspiring Way To Improve Students’ Speaking Ability

Dara Nazua Effridanda, Suryani Suryani, Putri Dini Meutia, Rini Susiani


The purposes of this study are to figure out the students’ perceptions of playing of drama as an inspiring way to improve students’ speaking ability and to know the students speaking ability improvement through playing drama. This study uses mixed methods that combined qu antitative and qualitative methods. The sample of this study were 15 students from the sixth semester in Academic Year 2023 who have participated English Prose and Drama subject and performed drama performances. The researcher s obtained data from distribut ing questionnaire and interview. The questionnaire included ten closed ended questions, while interview included five open semi structure interview. Based on the questionnaire data revealed that there are four very high category that drama can improve stud ents’ speaking ability (88%), drama helps students’ in improving their vocabulary (87%), pronunciation (83%), and it also can train students to learn speaking through English dialogue from the drama script (84%). Besides that, the results of interview data also gave positive perceptions. Drama can train the students to have more self confidence when they have to speak English. Drama also greatly improve students vocabulary. Thus, the results of this study indicate that the students have positive perceptions about drama as an inspiring way to improve students’ speaking ability.

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