The Use of Think Pair Share of Cooperative Learning to Improve Weak Students’ Speaking Ability
1Charanjit Kaur Swaran Singh*, Arnita Ramachandran, Tarsame Singh Masa Singh, Ong Eng Tek, Melor Md Yunus and Dodi Mulyadi
This study aims to improve weak ESL learner’s speaking abilities using Think Pair Share (TPS). The study intends to find out the difficulties faced by the learners in speaking, how Think Pair Share of Cooperative learning can improve speaking skills and ESL learner’s perception on the use of TPS in speaking activities. The study employed an action research design. Twenty-four Form 4 ESL learners participated in this study. Data collection included teacher’s reflective entry and focus group interviews with the ESL learners. The results show that Think Pair Share improves learners speaking abilities and has a huge impact in boosting learner’s confidence level to speak in English.
Think Pair Share, Cooperative Learning, L2 Speaking, Weak ESL Learners.