STUDENTS’ DIFFULTIES IN DELIVERING A SPEECH IN PUBLIC SPEAKING CLASS AT FOURTH SEMESTER OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF STKIP YDB LUBUK ALUNG IN THE 2016/2017 ACADEMIC YEAR
Speaking is one of the English skill should be mastered by the students in higher education, especially for English department students. However the fourth semester students of STKIP YDB Lubuk Alung found some problems in delivering a speech in public speaking class. This research is a descriptive research. The purpose is to describe students’ difficulties in delivering a speech in public speaking class. Qualitative study was used in this research. Observation, interview, and questionnaire were used as the instruments of the research. Based on the research, it was found that the students have the different problem in delivering a speech. The observation showed only few of students perform maximally in delivering a speech. The interview showed that the students had the internal and external problem in doing a speech in front of class. A few of students were difficult in preparing the speech, getting the idea and formulate the general statement; it means the problem is in introduction. Some of students were difficult to prepare the content of the speech. It can be seen from the questionnaire that was filled by the students.
Key words: Students’ difficulties, public speaking.
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