Journal of Language Teaching and Research, Vol 5, No 1 (2014), 63-69, Jan 2014

Improving Students Listening Skill through Interactive Multimedia in Indonesia

Arono Arono


Leraning method inovation will influence learning media used and it is hoped to improve learning qualities. One of them is improving students’ critical listening ability. This research was done to know the students activities in learning critical listening  by using interactive multimedia and to measure the effetiveness of that multimedia in improving students’ critical listening ability. The data was taken through test, observation, and interview. The result of the research were (1) the students created active, creative, and effective learning process independenly in measuring and developing each step of listening learning model. (2) Interactive multimedia was effective learning media to improve students’ critical listening skill. It could be seen from improving critical listening ability in limited test at experiment class was 42,98%, whereas at control class the rise was only 7,36%. For extensive test, the improving of critical listening ability at experiment class was 33,88%, while control class was only up at 2,62%. (3) Critical listening strategy performance in PMAI Model could improve students’ critical listening ability so that this model is better to be applied as an implimentation of reference in listening learning model. (4) Learning media with interactive multimedia can improve students’ critical listening skill than audio learning media because listening is not only aural aspet but also visual aspect integrated with multimedia.


effectiveness; interactive multimedia; critical listening skill


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