USING LIMERIC THEATRE AS RESOURCEFUL MATERIAL IN DEVELOPING CADETS’ SPEAKING SKILL
This study aims to examine cadets' speaking skills improvement using Limerick Theater as an imaginative teaching tool. This study utilized a classroom behavioural survey for data collection. The data collection procedure includes two cycles, they are Cycle I and Cycle II which include behavioural processes: planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. To collect data, tests, observation checklists, and questionnaires are used as instruments. The results of this study are analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. The results of this study suggest that the 4th-semester Marine Mechanical Engineering Technology 57th batch cadets use Limerick Theater as an imaginative material to improve their speaking skills. The average score for the pre-examination class is 65 points, reaching 69.8 or the moderate category in the first cycle and rising to 78.2 or the good category in the second cycle. In the Cycle II pretest, the score increase was 27.2%. Improving cadets' speaking skills can also change their behaviour from negative to positive. The survey result was 94.3%, indicating that the improvement score for speaking skills was very high.