Role-Playing Improves Speaking Proficiency Skills


  • Caroline V. Katemba Universitas Advent Indonesia
  • Ruth M. Grace Universitas Advent Indonesia


Speaking Skills, Role Play Technique, pre-experimental


The goal of this research is to determine whether the Role Play Technique may improve students' speaking skills, particularly in grade XI. The study was carried out at SMAN 1 Cisarua, Bandung Barat, with 34 students from grade XI Science-3 serving as the sample. This is a pre-experimental study.  After 16 hours of treatment (two hours per meeting utilizing the Role Play technique), the students were given a pre-test and a post-test. After analyzing the data, it was discovered that there is a substantial difference in enhancing students' speaking skills following therapy with the Role Play Technique.  Based on the interpretation of the data analyzed it was found that the p-value is 0.000 (Sig.) ≤ α (0.05) then Ha is accepted and Ho is rejected. The pre-test score is 42,08 % and the post-test score is 62,6 %. And the gain is 0,377. It is recommended to keep motivating the students to use the role-play properly in the future to improve their English speaking skills.


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C. V. Katemba and R. M. Grace, “Role-Playing Improves Speaking Proficiency Skills”, JELPEDLIC, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 244-268, Jun. 2023.