Irma Firi Andriani, Tanto Setia Mulyanto, Amir Hamzah


The aim of this research was to investigate what are students’ perception on EFL speaking skills. This research was conducted in one of Senior High Schools in Garut, in which consisted of six students of eleventh grade students in the data interview as participants. This research used qualitative method. In this research, the data were collected from structured interview. As the results, the first, the researcher founded that all of the participants think that speaking is important to learn. It can be seen from the students’ answered in interview. They are stated that speaking is important to learn because speaking used for interaction and communication in our life. The second, the teachers’ way in teaching speaking can influenced the students’ speaking skill. The students stated that if the teacher’s way in teaching speaking is well, it can make the students more active and interested in learning speaking, and it becomes a main factor for the students can understand or not. The last, the researcher founded that what are the students’ difficulties in learning speaking. The students have difficulties in learning speaking skill because they have poor vocabulary and poor pronunciation.


Perception, speaking skill, EFL

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