THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STORYTELLING ON SPEAKING ABILITY OF TENTH GRADE STUDENTS: AN ISLAMIC SCHOOL CONTEXT
Learning English is quite challenging for some Indonesians, especially to learn speaking because speaking requires someone to produce words directly. Previous research on speaking ability has been conducted, but few researchers examined the effect of speaking in the scope of Islamic senior high schools. To fill the gaps in the literature, this research aims to find out how influential teaching speaking through storytelling is in Islamic senior high schools. The problem of this study focuses on whether or not teaching storytelling affects students’ speaking ability and finding out any difference between those who have been taught using storytelling and those who have not. The sample of this study was 69 tenth-grade students of MAN 2 Banjarmasin, which were divided into control and experimental group. To collect the data, each group was assigned a pre-test and a post-test. Based on the results of the Descriptive Statistical Data Analysis, it is explained that there was an effect of learning English by using storytelling on the speaking ability of class X students of MAN 2 Banjarmasin with an increase in the average learning outcomes before and after the storytelling method was 14.117. This is shown by the average value of students from 65.539 to 79.656. Meanwhile, Hypothesis testing is done by using the Mann-Whitney test. H0 will be accepted if the p-value > 0.05 and H0 is rejected if the p-value < 0.05. The Mann Whitney test analysis results on the post-test value of the control and experimental groups obtained a p-value < 0.05. By looking at the average difference in the post-test scores, it can be said that the teaching speaking through storytelling method is more effective for improving students' speaking ability.
Keywords: Storytelling, Speaking Ability, Teaching Speaking.