IMPROVING STUDENTS’ ORAL COMPETENCY THROUGH COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING APPROACH
The main objective of this study is to know the improvement of English language teaching especially in the Oral Competency aspect using communicative approaches or Communicative Language Teaching Approach. The method used in this study was Classroom action research. The Data in this study uses percentage analysis. The respondent in the study was a semester 1 2017/2018 student of General English 4 parallel F in one of the colleges in North Sulawesi, consisting of 31 students. Based on the results of data analysis, there is an increase in the ability to speak (Oral Competency) students in each cycle. Data showed that on pre-assessment (pre-assessment) of student oral competence: on Pre-assesment: 0% (excellent), 45% (very good), 45% (good) 10% (needs improvement). On cycle I: 3% (excellent), 68% (very good), 26% (good), 3% (needs improvement). In cycle II: 10% (excellent), 48% (very good), 39% (good), 3% (need improvement). In cycle III: 10% (excellent), 48% (very good), 42% (good), 0% (need improvement). This research indicates that the use of communicative approaches through the Communicative Language Teaching Approach is able to improve the oral competency of General English 4 students in semester 1 2017/2018 in one of the colleges in North Sulawesi. Keywords: Oral Competency, Communicative Competence.