THE USE OF REALIA TO INCREASE ENGLISH TECHNICAL VOCABULARY FOR NURSES

Erikson Saragih, Elsa Tiurmaria Tambunan, Nerris Situmorang, Natalia Oktaviani Sihombing, Taim Slena Sianipar, Yanindra Wijaya Telaumbanua

Abstract


This study exists and made as applied to nursing majors, where Realia media is important to add or increase new vocabularies and introduce vocabularies that they have not known or which they have never learned before. Nunan (1999) said that Realia is objects that can be seen both inside, and outside the class can be used for learning material. Berwald (1987) explains that Realia is a real object which is visible or which we can see directly. Realia is a real object, which can help increase vocabulary knowledge. The purpose of this study was to increase knowledge of nurse vocabulary in English. This study used the classroom action research method. The purpose of this research was to increase nurses vocabulary in English. This research was conducted in the second semester of Class B in the Nursing Department of Universitas Prima Indonesia with a total of 38 students, 10 males and 28 females. This research was conducted for 4 months starting from April. The number of questions given was 20 multiple choice questions. The method applied was realia media with 2 cycles. In the first step of cycle 1, the researchers conducted a pre-test with a total score of 2010. After that the researchers conducted a treatment, and then conducted a post-test with a score of 2575. To prove a more significant increase in vocabularies, in cycle 2 the researchers conducted a post -test with a score of 3240. Then the results obtained with an average of 52.89474 in the pre-test cycle 1, 67.76316 in the posttest cycle 1 and 85.26316 in the posttest cycle 2.


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Realia media; nursing; technical vocabularies

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