West Kalimantan Folktale as a Model of Speaking Performance in Enhancing Students’ Speaking and Soft Skills

Yuniarti Yuniarti, Riszky Ramadhan, Ryani Yulian


The purpose of this study was to enhance students’ speaking performance and soft skills using West Kalimantan folktale “Batu Menangis”. The sample of this study was 21 students of Early Childhood Education department, Universitas Muhammadiyah Pontianak. This study used a Classroom Action Research (CAR). The data collection tools were observation sheet of speaking performance and soft skills, video, and questionnaires of students’ perception on the use of drama technique. The study shows significance enhancement on the students speaking performance from 58% in the first cycle to 71%in the second cycle. The students’ soft skills improved markedly from 62% in the first cycle 81%  in the second cycle. Thus, performing drama using West Kalimantan folktale is effective to enhance students’ speaking performance (fluency, comprehension, pronunciation) and soft skills (responsibilities, teamwork, confidence) as it contains authentic materials and fun.



Keywords:   Batu Menangis, Folktale, Enhancement, Soft skills, Speaking performance,.


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