THE EFFECTS OF USING TALKING CHIPS ON SEVENTH-GRADE STUDENTS' SPEAKING SKILLS
This study aims to determine the effectiveness of Talking Chips in speaking to seventh grade students at SMPN 11 Tanjungpinang. This study used a quasi-experimental design. The participants in this study were seventh grade students at SMPN 11 Tanjungpinang. They are class VII.1 and VII.2, where VII.1 the experimental class and VII.2 the control class. To determine the effect of pre-test and post-test treatment.The test is a speaking test. Test data is analyzed using stastistic mean and t-test analysis. The average grade of the experiment was 64.96 for pre-test and 83.71 for post-test. Meanwhile, the average grade pre-test and post-test grades in the control class were 53.68 and 60.41. Nevertheless, the average hippo of the experimental class was higher than the control class. The result of the t-test is sig. (2-tailed) 0.00 lower than the signification rate of 0.05. Based on the results of the average score calculation and t-test there was a significant influence after treatment in the experimental class. In conclusion, the hypothesis is accepted that the Talking Chips strategy is effective in speaking learning in class VII.1 at SMPN 11 Tanjungpinang.