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Student Communication Strategies in Speaking English at Indonesia Junior High School

Strategi Komunikasi Siswa dalam Berbicara Bahasa Inggris di Sekolah Menengah Pertama Indonesia




Communication strategy, English Speaking Skill, Islamic Boarding School


Communication strategies are the right thing to use to overcome students' problems and difficulties when speaking English. Therefore, to find out how the use of communication strategies can help students speak English in class, the existence of this problem forms the basis of the research to be carried out this time. This research was conducted at SMP Muhammadiyah 9 Boarding School Tanggulangin, where the data was processed using qualitative descriptive methods. Thirty seventh-grade students were observed during this research. Data were collected by observation methods and semi-structured interviews. The findings of this research indicate the use of several different types of communication strategies by students when faced with English-speaking problems. Students use almost all types of communication strategies, including avoidance, paraphrase, borrowing, appeal for assistance, and mime, but the most common strategy is language switch in borrowing.


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