Language Learning Strategies and Language Learning Motivations Employed by the Successful Student of UmmulMu’minin Islamic Boarding School in Improving Speaking Ability

RUM, EKA PRABAWATI (2015) Language Learning Strategies and Language Learning Motivations Employed by the Successful Student of UmmulMu’minin Islamic Boarding School in Improving Speaking Ability. Masters thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI MAKASSAR.

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This research aimed at (1) finding out the language learning strategies the student employ to be successful in improving speaking skill, (2) finding out the language learning motivations the student has to be successful in improving speaking skill, (3) finding out the student’s study habit and, (4) finding out the social environment that contributes to the student’s success in improving speaking skill. This research was carried out within a qualitative research paradigm. The subject of this research was NurfitrianiMarsuki as the student of UmmulMu’minin Islamic Boarding School. The data of this research was collected by observation and In-depth Interview. The obtained data was analyzed in three major phases, those are: reduction, displaying, and conclusion drawing. The results of the research revealed that (1) Fitri applied two strategies in her learning activities. Those strategies are direct and indirect strategies. Direct strategy included memories, cognitive and compensation strategy while indirect strategy covered metacognitive, affective and social strategy, (2) Due to language learning motivation, Fitri employed integrative and instrumental motivation. From both of motivation, Fitri more employed integrative motivation than instrumental motivation, (3) To achieve the success in improving speaking ability, Fitri intensively learned by certain preparations that she did almost every day. Preparation and practice speaking skill regularly are the keys to her success. For every day speaking, she did not have to care about grammatical or lexical mistakes she might produce, she kept on talking instead. However, for public speaking such as delivering a speech in public, she prepared and practiced it and made some revisions to satisfy the audience. Through these factors, she got more confidence in improving her speaking ability, (4) Social environment where Fitri spent most of her time learning two foreign languages were found to significantly support Fitri in getting her success in improving speaking ability. The level of exposure as a causative variable in language learning or acquisition was found to be very rich. The length of time and plentiful of language exposure opportunity, well-maintained social relationship, and rich of comprehensible input from her physical environment allowed her to have more practice that led her to improve her speaking ability.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: PASCASARJANA > BAHASA INGGRIS (S2)
Divisions: PROGRAM PASCASARJANA
Depositing User: UPT PERPUSTAKAAN UNM
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2018 01:31
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2018 01:31
URI: http://eprints.unm.ac.id/id/eprint/7574

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