Drama Technique to Enhance the Speaking Skill of Junior High School Students

Yulia Utami, Andrian Nuriza Johan


The aim of this study  is to investigate the effectiveness of drama technique to enhance the speaking skill of eighth grade of State Junior High School  (SMPN) 1  Pejagoan  in the academic year of 2017/2018. In this study , the two classes of the eighth grade were taken as the population and sample of SMP N 1 Pejagoan in the academic year of 2017/2018.  There were 60 students taken as the samples . The data analysis techniques employed were descriptive and inferential analysis. The  t-test formula was applied to prove whether it is effective or not. After analyzing  the data, the results were revealed  that the students’ achievement of experiment group was better than control group. The mean score of experimental group was 85.60 and the means score of control group was 73.73. Meanwhile, , it could be seen from the final result of t-test analysis which stated that t-value was higher than t-table (7.54>2.00). Therefore, it can be concluded that the use of Drama Technique in teaching speaking at the eighth grade of SMP N 1 Pejagoan in the academic year of 2017/2018 is effective.

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