THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BRITISH CULTURE CLUB PODCASTTOWARDS STUDENTS’ LISTENING SKILL(An Experimental Study in Second Semester Studentsof English Education Department of Pancasakti University Tegal)

Sabila Irsyadi

Universitas Pancasakti Tegal

Prihatin YogaП.

Universitas Pancasakti Tegal

Rosdiana Ihda

Universitas Pancasakti Tegal

During the 2019–2020 academic year at Pancasakti University in Tegal, researchers evaluated the impact of
the English Podcast from the British Culture Club Podcast on students in the fourth semester of the English
Education Study Program. This study aimed to find out whether listening to English podcasts from the British
Culture Club podcasts helped students improve their listening abilities. In the English language study program
at Pancasakti University Tegal for the 2019–2020 academic year, this research was conducted quantitatively
using an experimental methodology. In terms of The English Education Study Program at Pancasakti University Tegal’s fourth semester students are the focus of this study for the 2019–2020 academic year. All students
in classes A and B make up the research sample, which was drawn from a total of 15 students using the purposive sampling method. The researcher used Google Classroom and a whatsapp group to disseminate a multiple-choice research instrument at random online in order to gather data. SPSS 25 is then used to compute
and analyze the data that was obtained. The maximum score was 57, and the lowest score was 40, according
to the study’s findings. The Mann-Whitney formula was used to determine the results of a hypothesis analysis,
and it revealed that H0 was accepted and H1 was rejected since the value was significant (2-tailed)> 0.05. It is
evident that 0.53 > 0.05. Thus, it can be said that neither pupils who listen to the English podcasts nor those
who do not listen significantly vary from one another. However, because podcasts have a number of advantages, they can still be employed as a variety of media to enhance students’ listening abilities in the fourth
semester. Similar to the podcast’s subject matter, this content delivers information from other perspectives in
addition to the general information.

Keywords: effectiveness, listening ability, English podcast



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