Students’ Problems in Learning Speaking by Using Zoom During Covid-19 Pandemic

. Ernati, Lely Refnita, Putri Nurhasanah M.


This article presents research results on the students’ problems in learning speaking skill using Zoom during Covid-19 pandemic at Senior High School 1in Sawahlunto, West Sumatera, Indonesia. The focus of this research is the students’ problems in expressing ideas (content), vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, fluency, and using Zoom in learning speaking. The sample was chosen by using a total sampling technique, and it comprises 30 eleventh-grade students, majoring in Exact Science. The data were collected by using a questionnaire; its reliability was checked by using the Alpha formula and its content validity was maintained by expert judgment. The collected data were then analyzed by using descriptive statistics. Based on data analysis, 21 (70%) students had problems in learning speaking using Zoom, while the other 9 (30%) students did not. The three biggest problems lie on pronunciation, using Zoom, and using vocabulary. In fact, 24 (80%) students had problems in pronunciation, 23 (77%) students had problems in using Zoom, and 18(60%) students had problems in using vocabulary.


Speaking problems, Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Grammar, Fluency, Zoom

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