• Lalu Mahsar Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Mataram
Keywords: Content-based Instruction & Speaking Skill


This study examines the improvement of student speaking skill through content-based students’ English speaking skill. More specificly, this study : (1) finding to what extent content-based instruction improved the students’ speaking skill; and (2) to describe the teaching and learning situation when content-based instruction was applied in the speaking class. This study applied action research technique to conduct the research which is consisted of two cycles, with four meetings in each cycle; while each cycle consists planning, action, observation, and reflection. The research was conducted at Poltekpar Lombok Praya; the subjects of the research were the university students of second grade in the Academic year of 2018-2019. This study reveals that the teaching using CBI was effective in two aspects: (1) in improving students’ speaking ability: students’ speaking level increased; students could answer the teacher’s questions; students could fluently communicate with their friends by using correct grammatical forms and appropriate vocabulary with good pronunciation; the use of mother tongue was reduced; (2) in improving class situation: the atmosphere in the whole class became alive; students enjoyed the speaking activities; there were many chances for students to practice their speaking skill; students had great motivation to learn speaking; speaking became easy and fun to the students. This study futher showed that CBI was effective and beneficial to improve the students’ speaking competency and the classroom situation.


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How to Cite
Mahsar, L. (2021) “TEACHING ENGLISH USING CONTENT-BASED INSTRUCTION (CBI) IN IMPROVING STUDENTS’ ENGLISH SPEAKING SKILL (A Classroom Action Research in the Second Grade Students of PoltekparLombok)”, Jurnal Ilmiah Hospitality, 9(2), pp. 241-254. doi: 10.47492/jih.v9i2.342.