The Influence of English Learning Material and Learning Style on Students’ Speaking Skill

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Asrullah M
Radiah Hamid

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This research aimed to find out the types of students’ learning styles, to investigate the appropriateness of teaching material with students' learning styles and to find out the influence of teacher’s learning material and students' learning styles to stuents’ speaking skills. This research used Quantitative Descriptive. The data were obtained by using questionnaires, observation checklist and test. The subjects of this research were 30 students who studied in the Seventh Grade of SMP Pesantren IMMIM Makassar, selected by using a Random Sampling Technique.The findings of this research revealed that the types of students’ learning styles were kinesthetic, (16 students 53%), auditory, (12 students 40%) and visual, (2 students 7%), As for the appropriateness of teaching material, it was not appropriate because the teacher used learning material for visual (4 items out of 7 items 57%), audio (3 items out of 6 items 50%), and kinesthetic (2 items out of 4 items 50%). Moreover, students’ learning styles and teacher’s learning material has significance influence toward speaking skill (Ftest 18.9> Ftable 3.09). Students’ learning styles has significance influence towards speaking skill (Ttest > Ttable2.343) and teacher’s learning material has no significance influence toward students’ speaking skills (Ttest 0.808<Ttable2.343). Therefore,  it can be concluded that the students’ learning styles were mostly kinesthetic and auditory. The learning material used by the teacher was not appropriate because the teacher's learning material was mostly visual.

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M, A., & Hamid, R. . (2024). The Influence of English Learning Material and Learning Style on Students’ Speaking Skill . Journal of Asian Multicultural Research for Educational Study, 5(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.47616/jamres.v5i1.482
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