THE APPLICATION OF GBA ASSISTED BY CLASSICAL METHOD RE-INFORCEMENT FOR VOCAB MASTERY FOR XI GRADE OF SMK MUHAMMADIYAH DORO
Vocabulary is important in learning English, vocabulary is the basis of the language that will be used to communicate in everyday life. Many students in Indonesia who do not master English, have difficulty learning it. This research was conducted to find out how the application of GBA assisted by reinforcement as a classical method for vocabulary mastery in class XI TBO SMK Muhammadiyah Doro students. In particular, this paper tries to explain the condition of students in learning and mastering vocabulary, as well as explaining the application of GBA with reinforcement as a classical method for vocabulary mastery. The method used in this study is a qualitative descriptive method with a case study approach, fifteen students were selected as participants and an English teacher as an informant. Data was collected through pre-test, post-test and questionnaires for students and interviews with English teachers. The results showed that students' improvement was very significant both in the field of grades and enthusiasm for learning, this affected the condition of students who initially felt insecure and had difficulty in mastering vocabulary slowly increasing, students began to try asking questions and began to master vocabulary. This is also evidenced by the scores obtained by students in the post-test, students get a significant increase in grades. from the initial average pre-test score of 62 students and at the time of post-test students obtained an average score of 80, with GBA assisted by the classical method helping students master the material with limited time due to limited study hours due to covid. From this it can be concluded from this research, namely: the condition of students in learning must be considered because it will affect the learning to be carried out, GBA assisted by classical methods makes it easier for students with certain characteristics to master the material. the teacher also acknowledged that the results obtained in the application of the GBA method assisted by the classical method facilitated the student learning process. The researcher hopes that the results of this study provide some useful information that can be used by teachers or stakeholders to improve the quality of teaching and learning English.
Keywords : GBA, Vocabulary, English, Classical Method