Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Education, ICE 2019, 27-28 September 2019, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purworejo, Indonesia

Research Article

Word Search Game as a Valuable Technique in Enhancing Students’ English Vocabulary Mastery

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.28-9-2019.2291091,
        author={Hidayatur  Rokhmah and Andrian Nuriza Johan and Ismawati Ike Nugraheni},
        title={Word Search Game as a Valuable Technique  in Enhancing Students’ English Vocabulary Mastery},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Education, ICE 2019, 27-28 September 2019, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purworejo, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICE},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={technique vocabulary mastery word search game },
        doi={10.4108/eai.28-9-2019.2291091}
    }
    
  • Hidayatur Rokhmah
    Andrian Nuriza Johan
    Ismawati Ike Nugraheni
    Year: 2020
    Word Search Game as a Valuable Technique in Enhancing Students’ English Vocabulary Mastery
    ICE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.28-9-2019.2291091
Hidayatur Rokhmah1,*, Andrian Nuriza Johan1, Ismawati Ike Nugraheni1
  • 1: Muhammadiyah University of Purworejo
*Contact email: hidayatur.rokhmah11@gmail.com

Abstract

The research purpose is to find out whether or not word search game is effective to improve the students’ vocabulary mastery, especially at the tenth grade students of State Vocational High School (SMK) Negeri 1 Kebumen in the academic year of 2016/2017.The subject of the study was the students of SMK Negeri 1 Kebumen. The population of this research is the tenth grade students of SMK Negeri 1 Kebumen in the academic year of 2016/2017. As sample, the researcher took two classes, class AK1 consisting of 32 students of control group and 32 students of the experimental group from class AK2.The result of this research shows that there is an enhancement of students’ English vocabulary mastery after using word search gameat the tenth grade students of SMK Negeri 1 Kebumen in the academic year of 2016/2017. It could be seen from the results of t-value was 10.156. Based on the 0.05 significance level, the value of t-table was 2.000 with the degree of freedom is 64, the computation showed that t-value was higher than t-table (10.156>2.000). In addition, , the enhancement could also be proven from gained score from the experimental group which is higher than control group. It could be proved from gained score from the experimmental group is higher than control group. The mean score of experimental group was 64 and the mean score of control group was 52.5.It means that the means score of experimental group was higher than the means score of control group.