IJoLE: International Journal of Language Education
Vol. 2, No. 2, 2018

THE INFLUENCE OF PLUS, MINUS AND INTERESTING (PMI) STRATEGY TOWARDS STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ABILITY IN AN INDONESIAN PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOL


Nikijuluw, Renata C.G.V ( Pattimura University ) , Puspitasari, Dewi ( Pattimura University )



Article Info

Publish Date
30 Oct 2018

Abstract

Nowadays, the lack of opportunity for students to practice speaking in English classroom makes them difficult to improve their speaking ability. Therefore, this study will address PMI, stands for Plus, Minus and Interesting strategy that can encourage students to speak by thinking the plus, minus and interesting points of the topic. This study used Quasi-Experimental research for the students at second grade of SMP-IT As-Salam Ambon. It is aimed to find out whether the students who are taught by using PMI strategy had better achievement in their speaking ability rather than those who are taught by using Question and Answer strategy. This study was conducted during 8 meetings. First meeting was the pre-test, 6 meetings were the treatment and the last meeting was the post-test. The result reveal that after PMI strategy had been applied, the students in experimental class was significantly had better achievement in speaking ability than the students in control class based on their pre-test and post-test result. Thus, PMI strategy could influence students’ speaking ability because it can open the opportunity for the students to elaborate their ideas, to help them make a decision in a short time and to increase their participation in speaking activity.


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Journal Info

Abbrev

ijole

Publisher

Subject

Arts and Humanities Education Languange, Linguistic, Communication & Media Social Sciences

Description

IJoLE: International Journal of Language Education is an international peer reviewed and open access journal in language education. The aim is to publish conceptual and research articles that explore the application of any language in teaching and the everyday experience of language in education. ...