Group Discussion Based on Podcast and to Improve English Listening Skill to ESL Learners

Ervita C Tania, Maniku Jein


Group Discussion Based on Podcast and to Improve English Listening Skill to ESL
Learners. This study is focused on group discussion based on podcast to improve
English listening skill to ESL learners above fourteen (14) years old English learners in
Bethany Family Church, Bitung city. This study uses a quantitative method with a preexperimental
design by applying one pre-test and post-test design. The writer uses pretest
and post-test as instruments. Data were analyzed statistically by using t-test. The
results of this study indicate that podcasts and group discussion are effective in
teaching listening comprehension to ESL English learners in Bethany Family Church,
Bitung city. This can be seen from the results of the t-test, the significance and progress
of the learners? scores on the post-test from the pre-test. The mean of pre-test score
was 7,25 and the average post-test score was 8,625. This indicates a significant increase
in the mean scores between the learners' pre-test and post-test. The results of this
study are expected to be useful for teachers, and learners to enrich their reference in
teaching and learning English Listening.
Keywords: Group Discussion Based on Podcast; ESL Learners

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