Improving English Speaking Skill Through English Conversation Club Activities Viewed by Students Perception at Ivet University

  • Rachmat Ari Wibowo Universitas Ivet
  • Haryani Haryani Politeknik Bumi Akpelni
  • Ali Akbar Rafsanjani Universitas Negeri Semarang
Keywords: english conversation club, skill, speaking


English is very important for us nowadays. Basically, the development of the four skills is integrated, but some of people think that speaking is the most difficult one. Research questions of this research are: Does English Conversation Club improves the students’ speaking ability? and What are the effects of English Conversation Club for the students?. Objectives of the research are: 1. To investigate whether the speaking club improves the students’ speaking ability, 2. To find out the effect of English Conversation Club for the students. For statement number 1, activities in English Conversation Club can increase self-confidence for the respondents. There are 55 respondents (55%) and 23 respondents (23%) who strongly agree and agree and no one choose disagree or strongly disagree. From the result of the study, it can be concluded that activities in speaking club are effective in increasing students confident in English, as well as improve their speaking ability.

Author Biographies

Rachmat Ari Wibowo, Universitas Ivet

Program Studi Teknik Kelistrikan Kapal Fakultas Kemaritiman

Haryani Haryani, Politeknik Bumi Akpelni

Program studi Nautika