THE EFFECT OF USING INSTRUCTIONAL CONVERSATION METHOD ON STUDENTS’ SPEAKING SKILL
This research was aimed to see the effect of Instructional Conversation Method on students' speaking skills at SMPN 4 Tanjungpinang. This study used quasi-experiments. In this study involved 60 students which divided into 2 classes, 30 students in class VIII-1 as experimental class and taught using the Instructional Conversation method and 30 students in class VIII-2 as control class and was taught using Small Group Discussion method. The research instrument used was an oral test. Then, the researcher gave a post-test to see the increase of the mean score after the treatment. The results of the pre-test and posttest were analyzed using normality, homogeneity and hypothesis testing. The results of this research showed that the class that was taught using the Instructional Conversation Method had higher mean which is 78.9 while the mean score of control class is 66.76. It could be seen that the Instructional Conversation method has significance effect on students' speaking ability in descriptive text text. Based on the data in the table, Sig. (2 tailed) was 0.0000 and alpha was 0.05 (p <α). That means that p was lower than alpha. Therefore it could be concluded that there was a significant effect of the use of Instructional Conversation method on students' speaking skills at SMPN 4 Tanjungpinang. Finally the researcher concluded that Instructional Conversation method was effective on students' speaking skills in descriptive text.