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CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION

A. The Background of The Research We use our knowledge of the language to replace any missing information. And this is where redundancy comes in because language is redundant, we do not need all the information to be clearly expressed, we only need enough to active our knowledge, we can then construct the meaning ourselves. Listening comprehension is a process. A very complex process, and if we want to measure it, we must first understand how that process works. An understanding of what we are trying to measure is the starting point for test construction. The thing we are trying to measure is called a construct, and our test will be useful and valid only if it measure the right construct.1 In learning English sometimes students are bored with certain teaching atmosphere, almost all of teaching learning process activity in the school is frightened and wearied for students which affected them do not focus on it. Is seems the teaching learning process is too monotone and not fun so that no enthusiasm among them. The motivational power of such an activity increases dramatically when students make their own choices about what they are going to listen.

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Gary Buck, Assesing Listening, (Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001), p.1.

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2 Many students like song. So that. Songs can also provide a relaxed lesson on a hot boring day and this English songs can used to learn about listening for students. p. motivating the students to learn English and can be useful for those who are interested in teaching listening.. students can listen to the pronunciation of words and sing along with the songs. Second-language listeners could have other difficulties: unknown vocabulary. 2 Ibid. they like especially English song. including students of junior high school on second grade of SMPN 1 Curug-Tangerang. average students of junior high school on second grades of SMPN 1 Curug-Tangerang tend to listen the song. In listening to English songs. It is usually presented by students listen it. This could be due to background noise. or be thinking of something else. or listeners may have their attention distracted. . It can be added a couple of steps that have been used with success to the process though to make the listening activities more effective. Using songs is a great way to live up listening activities. Music or songs as media in teaching listening which is very good to be used to improve students’ listening skill and it could help sensitivity to students’ sense of hearing. it is expected that the research on teaching listening can offer an alternative on providing the technique in teaching listening. teacher have to get right method and right media in improving students’ listening skill. Based on the facts.8. complex syntax. or the text could be just too fast. But now.2 They are many reason why the listening process may go wrong.

always spend their time for it and sometimes listen to the music when the lesson is going. “The result of the research. Munawarah. It means that using English song for teaching pronunciation more effective than without using it. in many classes children were copying words and phrases and song . 2011.3 The researcher chooses student at grade 2 of SMPN 1 Curug-Tangerang. And the researcher thinks that listen the music can be a way to learn English fun because this activity is their hobby. The result of the case study: “The student motivation of learning English by using English children songs is good enough. In conducting this research. the researcher has read the following previous research as follows: 1. Because she has found the case from the students at this school. The Effectiveness of Listening English Song for Teaching Students’ Pronunciation. The Role of English Children Songs in Motivating Students to Learning English. 2008. Song is used as of learning English children to develop oral language to some extent before they can expected to function in writing. they like listen to the music. Lailatun Nufus. the students would not easy to get bored more over song can be balanced work of left and right brain. however.” 2. And English songs are one fun way to improve students’ listening skill.

The Identification of The Problem The researcher has identified the problem as follows: 1. they will be happy and understanding easily. the effectiveness of children’s English song in building vocabulary. we can see the progress with the score experimental class before we give the treatment. B. The result of the research: “Children’s English song is more effective to building vocabulary. Nusriah. By learning English with song. The researcher hopes that her writing would be useful especially for researcher and general for readers that is interested in this field of study.” Based on the statement above. and the students are more enthusiastic in the learning. .” 3.4 too is highly motivating in learning English especially for children. The sample is normal the students motivation at SD El Syarif is good enough. the students is not only easier to find the difficult word but also make the students fun learn English with song. because in the learning students can receive the lesson well. the researcher has chosen the tittle “using English songs as a media to improve students’ listening skill”. The progress of the treatment is significant. 2011. Many students have good reading skill ability.

6.5 2. Most of the students feel teaching learning process of listening is burden for them. How is learning listening through The Song ? 3. Many students have good ability in speaking skill. 5. The Statement of The Problems To make the problem clear. 3. How is the students’ improvement in listening skills by The Song ? . Many students have middle ability in listening skill. Students feel bored and sleepy when learning English. The application of using the song in teaching listening comprehension. Many students have middle ability in writing skill. the researcher would like to identify the problems that will be investigate as follows: 1. 7. C. The students’ listening skill in SMPN 1 Curug-Tangerang. Most of the students feel teaching learning process of listening are not interesting. Is using English song is improve the students of 2 grade of SMPN CurugTangerang listening skill? 2. 2. The Limitation of The Problems The researcher limits the problem into: 1. D. 4.

To know students’ listening skill through The Song. . Researcher In this research the researcher can get feedback as to the success or failur of what the researcher is doing. 3. The Significance of The Research This research has the importance for us to develop the researcher proposes the important as follow: 1. And it is as a partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of “sarjana pendidikan”. F. The Aims of The Research The aims of the study are aimed at discussing the following purposes: 1. 2. To know the improving of using the Song on students’ listening skill. Teacher From this research it can improve the teacher and student’s learning. This paper can increase the teacher knowledge of learning and teaching and become authorities on teaching.6 E. To know students’ listening skill at grade 2 of the secondary school of SMPN 1 Curug-Tangerang. The rese archer can know that using the song can make the listening activities more effective. 2.

The null hypothesis (Ho): there is not improving of using the song as a media on students’ listening skill. 3 . Research Method in Language Learning. David Nunan. Students can improve their listening skill by what they hear. G. And students can be more active than teachers in the process of learning and teaching.7 3. Students The students decide themselves what they are going to listen to istead of having a listening activity imposed on them by the teacher.3 This research will take The Song as (x) variable and students’ listening skill as (y) variable. The formulation of hypothesis in this research can be formulated as follow: 1.230. 2. (Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. The Hypothesis Hypothesis is a formal statement about an expected relationship between two or more variables which can be tested through an experiment. 1992). The experimental hypothesis (Ha): there is improving of using the song as a media on students’ listening skill. p.