A Pre-Experimental Research

  • Muh. Saefullah Al Fauzan Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar
  • Ummi Khaerati Syam Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar
  • Herlina Daddi Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar


This research aimed at finding out whether or not the implementation of mobile social networking method improve the students’ ability in speaking term of accuracy and fluency at the tenth-grade students’ of SMAN 8 Makassar. This research was conducted through the pre-experimental method. The population of this research consisted of one class of the tenth grade and the sample of the study, and the researcher took X-MIPA 1 class, which included of 31 students at High School SMAN 8 Makassar, year 2018/2019. In collecting data, the researcher gave a speaking test; the speaking test help into two steps; there were pre-test and post-test. The findings of this research showed that the mean score in a pre-test in term of pronunciation was (3.06) and post-test was (5.65). The mean score in a pre-test in term smoothness was (3.39), and post-test was (5.74). Besides, the total result of pronunciation and smoothness or X1 was (3.22), and the post-test or X2 was (5.7). So, this is showed students got improvement in their speaking after being taught through mobile social networking

Author Biographies

Muh. Saefullah Al Fauzan, Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar

English Education Student

Ummi Khaerati Syam, Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar

English Education Department, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education

Herlina Daddi, Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar

English Education Department, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education


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How to Cite
AL FAUZAN, Muh. Saefullah; SYAM, Ummi Khaerati; DADDI, Herlina. IMPROVING STUDENT’S SPEAKING ABILITY THROUGH MOBILE SOCIAL NETWORKING. Journal of Computer Interaction in Education (JCIE), [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 151-160, dec. 2018. ISSN 2622-2418. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 04 aug. 2020.