TIME TOKEN ARENDS TECHNIQUE ON STUDENTS’ SPEAKING SKILL: ANY EFFECT?
The research was aimed to see the effect of the Time Token Arend Technique on students’ speaking skills at seventh-grade students of SMP Negeri 6 Tanjungpinang. This research used a quasi-experimental design. This research involved 57 students which were divided into two classes. 28 students in VII.5 class as experimental class and was taught using Time Token Arens Technique and 29 students in VII.2 class as control class was taught using pair group discussion. The research instrument used in this research was an oral test. The researcher conducted a pre-test then applied it in both classes. 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 post-test were analyzed using normality, homogeneity, and the Mann-Whitney test. The result of the post-test showed that the class that was taught using the Time Token Arends technique had a higher average score where the average score of the experimental class in the post-test was 68.80 and the average score of the control class in post-test was 68.69. The students’ average score of the experimental class was higher than the control class. Based on the result of the test and the differences between the average score of the experimental class and control class, it could be concluded that the Time Token Arends technique had a significant effect in teaching speaking skill to seventh-grade students of SMP Negeri 6 Tanjungpinang.