USING THE JAKARTA POST ARTICLE AS MEDIA TO INCREASE STUDENTS‟ VOCABULARY IN SPEAKING CLASSROOM
The research focused on increasing students‘ vocabulary in the speaking classroom by using the Jakarta post article as media. Besides, the research was conducted for finding out how the Jakarta post article contributes the development of students‘ vocabulary in the speaking classroom. It is an action research on the students‘ second semester of English Language Education of Universitas Islam Syekh Yusuf in academic years 2017- 2018. As we know that speaking is one of ways to communicate, it is used to interact in social community. However, it is very hard for the students to speak English. It was because the students did not have many vocabularies to compose the sentence. Therefore, writer tried to use the Jakarta post article as media to increase the students‘ vocabularies in the speaking classroom. This research is quantitative research. The writer used SPSS version 24 to calculate the data to know the significantly result. The research findings showed that students‘ vocabulary in the speaking classroom increased after using the Jakarta post article as media. Based on the result of output test statistic in Mann-Whitney that showed the result score Asymp. Sig (2-tailed) 0.029 was smaller than probability score 0.05. It was concluded that using the Jakarta post article as media has given contribution to increase the students‘ vocabulary in the speaking classroom.