The Effect of Speech Training With Systematic Desensitization on Enhancing Students� Speaking Competence
This study was designed to investigate whether Speech Training with Systematic Desensitization could improve the students� speaking competence or not. This study used an experimental design. The population of this study was all fourth semester students in the English Department in one of Universities in Kendari of academic year 2015/2016. The instruments of this study were speech test, observation checklist, interview guidline and note taking. The data were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. The finding of this study was mean score of Speech Training with Systematic Desensitization Technique was 67.36 for pretest and 79.80 for posttest. It indicated that the students� speaking competence got improvement because the increasing of mean score of speech test from pretest to posttest. Thus, Speech Training with Systematic Desensitization Technique could increase the students� speaking competence.
Keywords- Speech training, Systemathic Desensitization, speaking competence.