MOTIVATING STUDENTS TO SPEAK USING TEAM-GAME-TOURNAMENT (TGT) TECHNIQUE
Keywords:team-game-tournament (TGT), motivation, speaking
Many English students still face the frequently occurring problem in speaking which is lack of motivation. This collaborative Classroom Action Research (CAR) aims at overcoming students’ low motivation problem in speaking English especially for students of junior high school. The students in the current study were not motivated to speak English as the classroom teacher still employed conservative instructional strategies, making unsupportive environment for English communication to occur amongst the students in the classroom. Team-Game-Tournament (TGT), a cooperative learning technique which allows students to participate actively in speaking activities, was chosen as an alternative technique to be implemented in the classroom. With several modifications to the technique, the results show that the implementation of the modified version of TGT technique can successfully promote the students’ motivation to speak English. Furthermore, the students also shared positive responses towards the implementation of TGT technique. Therefore, it is suggested for English teachers to implement TGT technique as an alternative technique in instructional process especially in motivating students to speak.