chapter describes background, problem statement, objective significance and
scope of the research.
language has a prominent role in almost face aspect of our life. As we know
well that language is a tool to convey ideas, thoughts, and feelings. English
plays an important role in absorbing and developing science, technology,
culture, economy, and tourism. Even in establishing relationship to other
nations (English Curriculum 2004). It is considered as one of the International
Language that most widely used all over the world.
the 2004 Curriculum Competency-Based is a set of plans and arrangements of
competencies and ;earning outcomes that students have to reach, assessment,
learning, process, and empowerment of educational sources in developing school
curriculum, besides that in the curriculum also describes the students’ gradual
and continuous learning progress in their efforts to be competent.
is one of the languages in the world that has an important role for
communication. It has been used as an International Language. So it is
important for us to learn it.
is a compulsory subject in public school that functions as a mean of advancing
students in science and technology. In Indonesia, in particular English is
taught from Junior High School up to University, even now it also taught to
some Elementary School as an optimal subject.
as one of the four language skill is as oral and receptive skill. This is a
very essential in communication because well can not catch someone’s idea that
is transmitted to us if well don’t have a good listening ability. According to
Rivers (1997) well have to spend
much of time through listening activities. He estimated that the time an adult
spent in communication activities is 45 % for listening, 30 % for speaking, 16
% for reading, and 9 % for writing skill. We always want to know what well
hear. Or course, it needs listening ability. Listening is not only giving
positive attention to what is said but than that well have to be more active to
get the meaning of the spoken language (William in Hamrat, 1989).
the importance of listening skill in daily communication, English learners
should work hard to improve their listening ability. They have to practice
listening to spoken language in through Radio, TV and Video. Improving
listening is not an easy work for either learners or teachers of English.
(1983: 18) states that listening ability of the students through song is
interesting, effective, and challenging. Song is interesting because it has a
sense that songs can improve the students’ listening ability. Listening
ability, while challenging is due to high appeal in spite of its difficulty.
Furthermore, song is said to be able to arose the students’ listening ability
in learning foreign language, because it is not boring and it can not boring
and it can help students’ learn the language in a more relax way. Songs can
also enrich the students’ vocabulary, word comprehension, and good
understanding of the foreign culture.
common audio visual aid in listening is tape recorder, but well sometimes
experience difficulties in listening, when well can most see the speaker. Using
Video Compact Disc Player can solve this problem. If they miss something on the
tape, they can at least pick up some information or guess at the missing part
with help of the visual performance on the VCD Player.
teaching listening the teachers usually use songs. Ostojic (1987:15) states
that the music, special song is one of the basic expressions of human spirit
and it recently become an important part of foreign language teaching. Song is
there fire not only as a mean of sending messages but also to the entertainer.
The messages delivered may include artistic, economic, cultural, religious, and
human aspect, which worlds wide.
on the explanation above the writer is interest in conducting research under
title of ” Improving Students’ Listening
Ability of The Second Year Students of SMK
Tridharma Maros by Using English Song through
VCD Player ”.
on the background above, the researcher formulates the problem as follow:
Does the use
English Song through VCD Player improve the students’ listening ability of SMK
C.The Objective of the Research
research aims to find out whether or not the use of English Song through VCD
Player improves students’ listening ability of the Second Year Students of SMK
D.The Significance of the Research
In general, the findings
of this research are expected to be an effort of providing new perception for
the teachers of English. And then, it is expected to be useful information for
the teaching of listening improving students’ ability to heard and also
beneficial for teachers who understand ways of exploration potential effective
teaching and learning by using English Song through VCD Player.
E. Scope of the Research
The scope of this
research was viewed from three different aspects: discipline, content, and
By discipline, this research is
under applied linguistics. By content, this study is limited to the use of English Song through VCD Player improve
students’ listening ability of the Second Year Students of SMK Tridharma Maros, and by activity this research was
administer pre-test to find out the prior knowledge of the students and
post-test that would be done after a number of treatments to discover the
listening ability of subjects. In
applying this case, the researcher was used of English Song through VCD
Player improve students’ listening ability of the Second Year Students of SMK
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