Use of YouTube-Based Videos to Improve Students’ Speaking Skill

Diki Riswandi


This study aims at (1) describing to what extent the use of YouTube-based videos can improve the students' speaking skill and (2) describing the teaching and learning process when YouTube-based videos are implemented in the class. The subject of the study is the seventh-grade students of one of Junior High Schools in Surakarta. The study was conducted by using classroom action research design. Furthermore, the data were collected through speaking assessment and interview. The finding showed that there was an improvement in the students' speaking skill. Some aspects which are improved included students' fluency, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and content. To conclude the article, the result of the research and some activities in teaching and learning activities that can help improve students’ speaking skill are reviewed.
Keywords: YouTube-based Video, Speaking, Junior High School Students

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