IMPROVING STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN COMPREHENDING ENGLISH TEXTS THROUGH PEDAGOGICAL TRANSLATION STRATEGY (AN ACTION RESEARCH TO THE ECONOMICS FACULTY STUDENTS UNIVERSITAS MATARAM)

NAWAWI NAWAWI

Abstract


This study aims at knowing both the process and result of improving students’ ability in comprehending English texts through Pedagogical Translation Strategy. The Riel’s model of action research method was used to conduct this study. The data was collected through observation, test, interview, questionnaire, and diary. The gained data was analysed statistically or qualitatively in order to know the process and the result of improvement caused by the application of Pedagogical Translation Strategy which was eleborated into main instructional actions of first, second and third cyclical Instructional Action Package. It was proved that the quality of process and result of instruction were improved. The average scores for learning process increased significantly from 3.1 to 3.4 and to 3.6 in the first, second, and third cycle, respectively. Whereas, for learning result, particularly in comprehending English text, students got average scores of 40.2, 59.9, 70.6 and 72.9 in pre-test, cycle I, cycle II and cycle III, consecutively. This means that The pedagogical translation strategy is significantly effective to be used for teaching reading comprehension, particularly English texts.

Keywords


pedagogical translation; instructional action package; strategy; ability; English texts; cycle; reading comprehension

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