USING ENGLISH ANIMATION MOVIE TO IMPROVE LISTENING ABILITY OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Kata Kunci:memory, English animation movie, pronunciation, listening, vocabulary
This experimental research is designed to find the effect of applying English animation movie to improve listening ability of undergraduate students. One of the authentic media which can be used in listening comprehension is film or video. Animation movies in particular make language come alive. Students who enjoy listening to their favorite animation characters will enjoy the challenge of imitating their characters’ speech. Plus, animation movies are appropriate for all age group. The population of this research was 240 undergraduate students of first semester at English Study Program of Teacher Training and Education Faculty of Nommensen HKBP University in Pematangsiantar Municipality. The sample of this research was randomly chosen based on their classes. Students of Group C was as experimental group; and the control group was students of group D. Each of group consists of 35 students. To collect the data, multiple-choice test was conducted to both groups. There were 5 short dialogs where each had 5 questions. So, there were 25 items. The media used in test was in audio form without any visual. Using t-test in analyzing data, it is found that t-value (2,11) is higher than t-table (1,667) at level of significant 5%. This means that using English animation movie is effective to improve students’ listening achievement.