The Effect Of Duolingo Application In Teaching Speaking For The Eight Grade Students

Rindi Ani, Erlik Widiyani Styati, Arri Kurniawan


The aim of the research is to investigate the effect of duolingo application as a media on teaching speaking eight grades students. This research has two group: experimental and control class. This research will take place at the SMP Negeri 8 Madiun. In this research, used quantitative research to acquired and collect the data, the quantitative technique is a way for evaluating objective hypotheses by investigating the relationship between variables. The method in analyzing relationship between variables to determine the history of an object. These variables can be measured using instrument. From the results, using duolingo apllication in teaching speaking descriptive text for the eight-grade students is effective. The data described in the previous section shows pre-test the control class got total score 1712 and the experimental class got 1776. From here, the total score of the experimental class are higher than the control class. From the conclusions above, the treatment by using duolingo application in speaking descriptive text could be called successful because it can provide positive benefits to the students. The use of duolingo can increase the students'' ability to generate ideas. Then, by using duolingo, the students are more excited and make the class become fun. The students who are treated by duolingo are more active and motivated to learn to speak. Therefore, the learning process can run well.


Speaking; Teaching Speaking; Duolingo Application

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