• Fitrah Yuliawati Universitas Islam Madura, Indonesia
  • Siti Faizah Wahyuni Universitas Islam Madura, Indonesia


The aim of the research is to increase students understanding and memorization of English vocabulary by using the folding paper method, namely making several character shapes from origami paper. The research conducted at 11th grade students in SMA Miftahul Anwar Klompek Pamoroh Pamekasan. This research use Classroom Action Research (CAR) by using planning, implementing, observing action and reflecting on data collected from teaching and learning processes and student’s evaluations. Based on the test results in cycle I and cycle II, the mean score of the preliminary study was 61, 5 and the percentage score was 30%. The mean score of cycle I is 68, 25 and the percentage score is 60%. The mean score of cycle II is 76 and the percentage score of 90%. This means that students have improvement from preliminary, cycle I until cycle II.  In conclusion, it is proved that studying with the folding paper method can improve student’s ability to understand and memorize English vocabulary.



Alek. (2016). Classroom Action Research Dalam Pendidikan Bahasa : Teori, Desain, dan Praktik. 1.

Bai, Z. (2018). An analysis of english vocabulary learning strategies. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 9(4).

Barus, R. H., & Tampubolon, J. (2022). Improving Students’ Vocabulary Achievement through Anagram. Journal of Classroom Action Research, 1(1).

Bhatti, P. M. S., Mukhtar, R., & Arshad, A. (2021). Improving Vocabulary Through Short Stories At Elementary Level. In Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 6(11), 951–952.

Dawamuddin, Y. (2021). The Effectiveness of Teaching Vocabulary by Using Picture Media Toward Students’ Speaking Ability at Eighth Grade Students of SMP IT Al Asror Sekampung. Journal of English Development.

Ilinawati, I., & Dharma, Y. P. (2019). Improving Students’ Vocabulary Through Songs. JEES: Journal of English Educational Study, 1(2).

Laila, N. H. (2019). Improving Students’ Vocabulary Mastery By Using Flashcards. Mamba’ul ’Ulum, 15(1), 46–52.

Santoso, I., & Andriyadi, A. (2019). the Use of My Dictionary Application To Improve Students’ Vocabulary Mastery. ELTIN JOURNAL, Journal of English Language Teaching in Indonesia, 7(1), 35.

Sukrina, V. (2010). Improving students’ vocabulary mastery by using realia. TRANSFORM Journal of English Language Teaching and Learning of FBS UNIMED, 1(2).

Supple, B., Neill, S., & Hao, G. (2021). Beyond Paper Folding : Origami and Focused Play to Enhance Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Universities. Aishe-J, 13(November), 1–13.

Tarbiyah, F. O. F., & Training, T. (2011). Improv Ing Students ’ Vocabulary Department of English Education Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teachers Training Improv Ing Students ’ Vocabulary.