Journal of Classroom Action Research <p><strong><em>Journal of Classroom Action Research (JCAR)</em> </strong> first launching is published in February 2022 by a professional organization, founded by <strong>English Lecturers and Teachers Association (ELTA)</strong> Medan- Indonesia</p> <p> ELTA has its own Mission : as Professional Organization of English Lecturers and Teachers who are highly dedicated, dignified and competent in carrying out teaching, research on ELT ,Linguistics and community dedication which is implied and publish in JCAR Publication Journal </p> <p> <strong><em>Journal of Classroom Action Research (JCAR)</em></strong> is a double blind peer review journal, published twice a year ,publish in February and August .This Journal is legally and formally is formed by the letter of the leader of ELTA Medan- Indonesia Decree no : 08-/Elta/2/VII/2021, dated at 2st June 2021. It presents articles on the research of English language Teaching , specifically in class Action Research which is mostly done by teachers, as a requirement to elevate their level. JCAR also written by ELTAs member, ELTAs sympathizers and other researchers</p> <p> <strong> <em>Journal of Classroom Action Research (JCAR)</em></strong> principals aim is to help English Lecturers and Teachers to publish disseminate theory, research result of English Language Teaching research, reviews by the academic community of ELTAs, reviews by other linguist in Indonesia or abroad, and to provide a channel for discussion. The views expressed here do not necessarily those of the Editorial Board. </p> <p> In Indonesia, English as a foreign language, so the journal of English is quite a few. Its overriding objective is to provide a forum for scholars and practitioners, <em>English Lecturers and Teachers</em> within any of the various subspecialties of the ELT and class action research to address a broad cross-section of the profession. Appropriates subject include : not limited to, the dissemination of well –conceived analysis, studies, about report of class action research, is most welcome than any other as long as the topic is of general interest in teaching English research.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> English Lecturers and Teachers Association (ELTA) en-US Journal of Classroom Action Research 2828-0695 Improving Listening Skills Through English Song at Seven Grade MTs Babusalam Besilam Academic Year 2022/2023 <p>This journal's purpose is to learn how music can be used to develop listening skills. One of the four foundational English language skills is listening. It appears that speaking, reading, and writing are among the other skills. These fundamental abilities are broken down into productive skills like speaking and writing and receptive skills like listening and reading. Songs and music are essential components of development and education. The use of music in the classroom has various benefits. The use of songs in the teaching of foreign languages has both supporters and opponents. The use of songs in the educational process, particularly during listening lessons, helps students develop their listening skills as one of their valuable techniques to deal with listening skill issues English songs are engaging, so they can encourage participation from the students and help them perform better on listening tasks. However, using songs to aid in listening has drawbacks. For example, popular music isn't always accurate, and inadequate sound systems in classrooms can interfere with listening to music.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong>: <em>Listening Skill, English Song, English Students</em></p> Ade Syafirna Edi Suprayetno Jonris Tampubolon Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Classroom Action Research 2023-09-05 2023-09-05 2 2 43 51 10.52622/jcar.v2i2.162 Improving Student’s English Vocabulary Mastery Using The Sing and Play Method in Class 4 MIS Baiturrahman Basilam BL 2022/2023 Academic Year <p>This study was structured with the aim of increasing students' vocabulary mastery, increasing motivation and learning outcomes of English for 4th grade students of MIS Baiturrahman Basilam BL 2022/2023 Academic Year using the Sing and Play method. This type of research is Classroom Action Research (CAR). In this study, researchers applied research in three cycles. Researchers used two data collection techniques, namely: observation and tests. Data is classified in the form of qualitative and quantitative. Qualitative data were obtained from observations while quantitative data were obtained from student learning outcomes. The subjects of this study were 4th grade students at MIS Baiturrahman Elementary School, totaling 16 students. Data were analyzed and presented in tabular form. These results also simultaneously show that the use of the Sing and Play method can improve English vocabulary mastery and learning activity for 4th grade students at MIS Baiturrahman Elementary School<em>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Keywords</em></strong><strong><em> : Methods, Vocabulary, Sing and Play, Learning Outcomes, Elementary School</em></strong></p> Desi Triana Ayun Sari Irgi Ahmad Fahrizi Donny Adiatmana Ginting Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Classroom Action Research 2023-09-05 2023-09-05 2 2 17 26 10.52622/jcar.v2i2.159 Improving The Students’ Ability On Listening Using Whisper Race Game At Mts Al Washliyah Batang Serangan <p>The aims of this research are to find out the effectiveness of whisper race games strategy in improving the students' ability on listening. This research is a classroom action research. The action research was conducted in two cycles, each of which involved planning, implementing, observing and reflecting. The subject of this research was the first year students of MTS Al-Washliyah Batang Serangan. The subject of this research was 37 students in class VII. The technique of collecting data were interview, document, observation and test. After analyzing the data, it was found out that the students' score increased from pretest until post test of cycle I and cycle II. It means there is an improvement on the students ability on listening through whisper race game strategy. It was shown from the improvement of the means of students' score namely the mean of post test of cycle I (66.75) was higher than the mean of the students' score in pretest (46.75) and the mean of cycle II (79.45) was higher than the mean of the students’ score in post test I. It can be seen that the score continuously improved from the pre-test until the post test of cycle 2. And for the presentation in post test I 29.73% was higher than pre test 5.40% and the post test II 62.16% it was higher than pre test and post test 1. From the hypothesis data computation that t-<sub>count </sub>=9.27 and t-table df-N-1= 37-1=36. It can be seen that coefficient of t-<sub>count</sub> = 9.27 with the fact level a = 0.05 which the real level of t –<sub>table </sub>=2,02 in the coefficient of t-<sub>count</sub> (9.27)&gt;t-<sub>count </sub> = (2.02). Thus, the hypothesis is acceptable. Based on the finding the statistics analysis stating that Whisper Race Game strategy can improve the students ability on listening</p> <p><strong><em>Keywords</em></strong> <strong><em>:</em></strong><strong><em> whisper race game , listening</em></strong></p> Nazli Fahada Saidatul Hanim Jonris Tampubolon Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Classroom Action Research 2023-09-05 2023-09-05 2 2 1 7 10.52622/jcar.v2i2.149 Using Mind Mapping to Improve Students' Writing Skills of the Eleventh Grade at MAS Yaspen Nurul Huda Serapuh ABC in the Academic of the Year 2023 <p>The aim of this study is to investigate the use of mind mapping as a tool to improve the writing skills of students in Yaspen Nurul Huda Serapuh ABC 2023. Four students with writing difficulties participated in the study. In the study, researchers used observational techniques to determine students’ writing abilities through mind mapping. Teacher performed descriptive analyzes of students’ writing test scores before and after they applied the ”mind mapping” technique in their writing. The purpose of this study was also to determine the effectiveness of mind mapping in teaching writing. The results of this study provide insight into the effectiveness of using mind mapping in writing classes in these schools to improve students writing skills.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> <em>using mind mapping, improve students’ skills, results of study</em></p> Julia Dewi Donny Adiatmana Ginting Rosmen Fernando De Napoli Marpaung Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Classroom Action Research 2023-09-05 2023-09-05 2 2 27 35 10.52622/jcar.v2i2.163 Improving Listening Skill By using Audio-Lingual (ALM) For Students in The Grade 7th at SMP Dharma Patra Pangkalan susu <p>This research investigates the implementation of the Audio-lingual Method (ALM) to enhance listening skills among Junior High School students. The study used a classroom action research (CAR) approach, involving three cycles with observations, pre-tests, post-tests, and a questionnaire. The findings revealed that students initially struggle with listening in English due to limited vocabulary, grammatical difficulties, pronunciation issues, and a lack of confidence. The ALM significantly improved students' listening comprehension skills through audio recordings, dialogues, interactive activities, and authentic materials. Around 75% of students felt significantly assisted and found it easier to comprehend English vocabulary after the ALM implementation. However, 15% of students expressed disagreement, citing continued struggles with limited vocabulary. The ALM positively influences students' listening skills by combining listening practice with interactive activities and authentic materials. To further enhance students' listening abilities, teachers should address vocabulary limitations and pronunciation challenges, and employ additional strategies to foster a supportive and enjoyable learning environment. Future research should explore supplementary approaches and resources that complement the ALM to further enhance students' listening skills. Evaluating the long-term impact of the ALM on students' listening abilities would provide valuable insights into its effectiveness over an extended period. By implementing these findings, educators can effectively enhance students' listening skills and promote their overall English language proficiency.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Keywords: <em>Listening skills, Audio Lingual Method (ALM), effectiveness, classroom action research (CAR), observations.</em></strong></p> Anindya Nabila Resa Kristianda Muhammad Hasan Supriadi Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Classroom Action Research 2023-09-05 2023-09-05 2 2 36 42 10.52622/jcar.v2i2.161 Students’ Perception on Song As Media in Learning EFL <p>Despite a sizable body of research, the benefits of employing songs for learning (learner-centered) receive little attention. The purpose of the study is to understand what Indonesian EFL students think about the benefits of utilizing music to learn a new language. Eleven college students majoring in English were used to gather data for an in-depth interview approach used to investigate the research phenomena utilizing a qualitative case study design.The results of this study revealed an intriguing finding: the participants felt that using songs could help them learn English more effectively in aspects such as speaking and listening skills, pronunciation and vocabulary advancement, and development of confidence while keeping the class mood and concentration. Therefore, it is advised that songs be used in both EFL instruction by teachers and EFL instruction by students.</p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong><em>Keywords: </em>English Songs, Students Perception, Teaching media</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Darman Pangaribuan Chairunnissa Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Classroom Action Research 2023-09-05 2023-09-05 2 2 8 16 10.52622/jcar.v2i2.158 The Effect of Using Songs to Elevate Students’ Vocabulary Skill at SMP Yabes School <p>This study focuses on utilizing English songs as a means to enhance students' language skills and increase their motivation to learn English. The research aims to investigate the impact of song lyrics on expanding students' vocabulary. The study employs a quantitative research approach and involves one class of Seven-grade students from Yabes School, comprising 20 in the first semester of 2022-2023 academic year. The data collection instruments consist of pre-test and post-test assessments, which include fill-in-the-blank tests and multiple-choice questions. The findings reveal a significant improvement in vocabulary, as indicated by higher mean scores in the post-test (72) compared to the pre-test (45), resulting in a score increase of 27 points. This study concludes that the use of songs effectively enhances students' vocabulary acquisition by stimulating their learning process and fostering word memorization. The findings of the study indicate that the students perceived English songs as beneficial for their vocabulary learning, acquisition, and retention. The results demonstrated that the students believed that English songs had the ability to capture their interest in learning vocabulary. Furthermore, utilizing English songs assisted them in remembering the forms, meanings, and usage of the newly acquired vocabulary.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong>: <em>Vocabulary enhancement, Song lyrics, Language skills, Motivation, Language acquisition</em></p> Hetty Zaharani Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Classroom Action Research 2023-09-05 2023-09-05 2 2 52 65 10.52622/jcar.v2i2.164