Improving Students Public Speaking Skill through Instagram
- 10.2991/iclle-18.2018.45How to use a DOI?
- public speaking; instagram; teaching
Public speaking in English is a needed skill for leaders and staffs in any offices and companies in Indonesia. In this globalization era, skill to communicate effectively and efficiently in English during a meeting or a teleconference with foreigners is needed, such as for company product promotion, or during building cooperation. Therefore, public speaking course is occupied by employees since they have an important role for the company development. Since the needs of this skill is high, universities in Indonesia have started providing course of Public Speaking in English. One of them is English Department in Politeknik Negeri Padang. In teaching public speaking, the teacher must teach them to overcome their fear, show their confident, perform perfectly, and used good English. Unfortunately, performing in their reguler class, infront of their classmates and lecturers did not build any of them. An action was taken by asking the students to upload their performance in their personal instagram application. Instagram was chosen since the application provides a variety of video that get shared to instagram daily. View, comment, and like from the viewers would be the important part of building the character of the students to be like a professional public speaker. From several times presenting their public speaking activities in instagram, Categories ‘state in purpose’ ‘organize the content’, and ‘summarize the main idea’ are in level 5 (high) which means highest improvement. Category ‘speak clearly with appropriate vocabulary and information’, ‘uses tone, speed, and volume as tool’, and ‘appears comfortable with audiences’ in level 4 which is between high and average. Meanwhile, it still can be seen that students need more on English knowledge such their numbers of vocabularies and English structure. In conclusion, instagram application can be one of the media for improving students’ public speaking skill especially in building the character of a public speaker.
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TY - CONF AU - Difiani Apriyanti AU - Syofiani AU - Syahrul Ramadhan AU - Mukhaiyar PY - 2018/12 DA - 2018/12 TI - Improving Students Public Speaking Skill through Instagram BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Language, Literature, and Education (ICLLE 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 268 EP - 271 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iclle-18.2018.45 DO - 10.2991/iclle-18.2018.45 ID - Apriyanti2018/12 ER -