The Implementation of “Fun Puzzle Picture” in the Teaching of EFL Speaking
By: RIDA AFRILYASANTI
Key words: fun puzzle picture, students’ activation, students’ speaking skill.
One of the fun activities in teaching speaking that can help teachers to get everyone in their EFL class talking is “Fun Puzzle Picture”. In “Fun Puzzle Picture,” students are given visual stimuli to help them transfer their idea more easily and build up their interest. Additionally, in “Fun Puzzle Picture”, students are also related to their context as they assigned to talk about something dealing with their context; famous person. Briefly stated, “Fun Puzzle Picture” is considered to be able to help EFL students to learn speaking.
This study is a descriptive qualitative research. The subjects of this study were 36 students of grade X6, Sekolah Menengah Atas (Senior High School) Negeri 8 Malang. The instruments used to collect the data were classroom observation sheet, researcher’s journal, lesson plans, and photographs. All the data gained from all the instruments were collected qualitatively. The researcher then analyzed the data qualitatively, in which the researcher explained the data in detail in descriptive explanation. The next step done by the researcher was describing the findings. All of the data were gathered and analyzed using the criteria of the effectiveness on the implementation of “Fun Puzzle Picture” in activating the students and improve their speaking skill.
The result of the data analysis shows that “Fun Puzzle Picture” is effective as a teaching technique to activate EFL students learning speaking. The students actively mingled, asked each other about the puzzle piece they had and found out the other pieces of their picture puzzle. Students were able to use English in an oral communication to ask and response to some English questions actively, think individually, discuss and conclude so that those pieces of the puzzle picture could be rearranged. Students, moreover, showed their positive reliance and direct (face to face) interaction. The oral recount on the end of the activity helped students with grammar and improved students’ vocabularies and trained students’ pronunciation and fluency.
Regarding to the effectiveness of the implementation of “Fun Puzzle Picture” to activate students in their speaking class, the researcher provides some suggestions for the teachers, schools and the next researchers. In using “Fun Puzzle Picture” as a technique of their teaching of speaking, teachers are suggested to manage the time allocations and activities included because the students may get too excited so that the teacher can lose their classroom management. Furthermore, the schools are suggested to supportively encourage teachers to creatively find out new creative and interesting teaching technique. Finally, other researchers are suggested to use this research as a reference to do similar research with different research method.