Improving Studentsâ€Ÿ Listening Competence by Using Contextual Teaching and Learning (A Classroom Action Research Conducted at the Second Grade of MTs. Maâ€Ÿarif 2 Muntilan, Magelang)
his research was conducted to improve studentsâ€Ÿ listening competence by
using Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL) method. The aims of conducting this
research were as follows: (1) improving studentsâ€Ÿ listening competence through CTL;
(2) finding the studentsâ€Ÿ interest improvement on their listening by using CTL; (3)
finding the improvement of the studentsâ€Ÿ listening competence by using CTL. The
Classroom Action Research was used by the researcher in conducting this research.
Furthermore, the pre-test, treatments, and post-test were given to find the studentsâ€Ÿ
listening improvement in learning using CTL.The result of the research showed that
CTL could improve the studentsâ€Ÿ listening competence. It could be seen from the
average scores in the pre-test and post-test. The average score of students in the pretest
was about fifty six point two. Meanwhile, the average score in the first post-test and
second post-test were seventy two point five and eighty point six. The result of the
studentsâ€Ÿ average score showed the improvement in their listening achievement by by
using CTL. The studentsâ€Ÿ interest improved through the studentsâ€Ÿ active contribution
during the learning processes which was measured by using scoring rubric of
â€œmetacognitive rubric motivationâ€. Therefore, it can be concluded that CTL is effective
to teach listening to the students. In short, the method can be used by the teacher as an
alternative to teach listening.
Keywords: Classroom Action Research, CTL, Listening, Method, Motivation
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