The Use of Total Physical Response Method in Developing Vocabulary Mastery of Junior High School Students at SMPN 7 Makassar

Asmaul Husna(1), A. Muliati(2), Sultan Baa(3*),

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


This study sought to evaluate the efficacy of employing the Total Physical Response (TPR) approach to enhance vocabulary mastery among seventh-grade students attending SMPN 7 Makassar. Employing a quantitative pretest-posttest design, participants were randomly selected using random sampling. A pretest yielded a mean score of 50.71, while a posttest after the intervention showed a mean score of 79.00. The research employed a significance level of 0.05. The results indicated that utilizing the TPR method significantly enhanced the students' vocabulary mastery, demonstrated by a notable improvement between pretest and posttest mean scores (p < 0.05). This study has some contribution to understanding the efficacy of TPR in vocabulary learning. Future research suggestions include larger sample sizes and investigating the long-term impact of TPR on students’ ability about their vocabulary.


Total Physical Response; Method; Vocabulary Mastery

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