Enhancing Speaking Proficiency through Kampus Mengajar: Empirical Insights from Bosowa University's English Education Department

Misnawaty Usman(1*), Idawati Idawati(2), Achmad Fajar Muhammad(3),

(1) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(2) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(3) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(*) Corresponding Author




DOI: https://doi.org/10.26858/eltww.v10i2.57867

Abstract


This qualitative study explores the influence of the Kampus Mengajar program, under the broader Kampus Merdeka-Merdeka Belajar initiative, on the development of speaking skills among students at the University of Bosowa's English Education Department. Conducted with a cohort of 12 students who completed the program, the research employed a saturated sampling technique to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the participants' experiences. Data were gathered through questionnaires and in-depth interviews, followed by a thematic analysis as per Braun's framework to interpret the findings. The results indicate a notable improvement in students' speaking abilities, attributed to the immersive, practical experiences provided by the Kampus Mengajar program. Participants not only enhanced their linguistic skills but also developed key soft skills such as leadership and teamwork, underlining the program's holistic impact on their educational journey. The program's multifaceted approach also enabled students to engage in diverse educational activities, positively influencing their teaching skills and overall educational experience. This study highlights Kampus Mengajar's effectiveness in bolstering speaking proficiency, suggesting its potential as a model for similar educational programs.


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Kampus Mengajar; Speaking Proficiency; English Education

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