A CLASSROOM ACTION RESEARCH (CAR) OF ENGLISH TEACHING IN S1 NUTRITION DEPARTMENT AT NAHDLATUL ULAMA UNIVERSITY OF SURABAYA

Tiyas Saputri

Abstract


This CAR was conducted to improve students’ language learning performance and researchers’ teaching practice by implementing the student-centered Communicative Language Teaching
(CLT). The target was 39 students of S1 Nutrition Department of UNUSA. The study was conducted in four cycles: the first cycle contained many basic communicative topics and grammar
content in each week. The second cycle was adjusted followed the reflection of the first cycle. The
third cycle was adapted in accordance with the examination, then turned back to a usual research
practice. Learning topics of research cycle four were set to respond to the students’ requirements.
The data of each cycle were analyzed and used to improve for the next cycle throughout the project.
The data were collected by teacher’s journal, interview, observation and the students’ portfolio and
analyzed by the coding technique of a qualitative method. The result showed that the communicative approach could create a new lively learning atmosphere and the students’ positive attitude to
learning and confidence to speak English and made confidence for the lecturer, to apply and adopt
any practical teaching approaches further for developing the target students’ language competence
in the future.

Keywords


CLT; cycle; target language

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