The Students’ Perceptions of Watching Native English Speaker Video Blogs to Enhance Speaking Skills

Uswatun Hasanah(1), Baso Jabu(2*), A. Muliati(3),

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



Abstract


The objectives of this study were: 1) to find out the student’s perception of watching native English speaker video blogs to enhance speaking skills and 2) to find out the student’s strategies in using native English speaker video blogs to enhance their speaking skills. This qualitative study applied a purposive sampling technique to get samples. The samples were 5 students from the English Language Education class 2019, Makassar State University. Nowadays, English proficiency is needed for all people including students. They are required to master all skills in the English language including speaking skills. The development of technology leads students to have many resources to learn English in order to offset in English class or even in daily communication. Therefore, technology may help students to enhance their speaking skills through E-Learning media. In this paper, the researcher tried to reveal student strategies to enhance their speaking skills through the use of native English speaker’s Vlogs. The method of the research concerned the student’s perception of the use of native English speaker’s Vlogs and student’s strategy to use it, while the data came from the student’s interview, and observation. The result shows that student’s perceptions on the use of native English speakers Vlogs to enhance speaking skill are good through various strategies.


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Video Blog; Speaking Skill; Perception; Strategy

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