The Improvement of Students’ Vocabulary of Indonesian Language for Foreign Speakers (ILFS) at Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages in Uzbekistan by Applying Mind Mapping Strategy
This research entitles “The Improvement of Students’ Vocabulary of Indonesian Language for Foreign Speakers (ILFS) in Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages in Uzbekistan by Applying Mind Mapping Strategy”. Vocabulary as one of the part of language system, and knowing lot of vocabularies in target language will make those learning the language use language actively and passively. The objectives of this study are to find out how the mind mapping strategy enriches and improves the ILFS students’ vocabulary in Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages in Uzbekistan by using mind mapping strategy. This is a Classroom Action Research (CAR) which was conducted at Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages in Uzbekistan with students in level A-1 (beginner). This study was conducted at 2 cycles in which, for each cycle has 4 stages, i.e.; planning, action, observation and reflection. In this study, tests were given as pre cycle-test, post cycle-test I, and post cycle-test II. The treatments are given 3 meetings in cycle I and cycle II. Data collection was performed by observation and interview. The observation instruments are lesson planning, observation sheet of teacher and students, and assessment or teaching of mind mapping strategy as a treatment from the teacher. The study shows that there is an improvement on the ILFS students’ vocabulary in Indonesian Language as a newly learned language for students. At the pre cycle-test, the average of students is 30.62 and there are no students (0%) passing minimum completeness of mastery learning score (i.e. score 65). At the post cycle-test I is 53.79 with 37.93% passing the minimum completeness of mastery learning score. And the last test, post cycle-test II has been gotten that the average is 85.31 with 93.10% passing minimum completeness of mastery learning score. The improvement showed that there is increasing average and score of students’ vocabulary in Indonesian language. The ILFS students firstly are difficult to understand the new vocabularies of Indonesian language. It is highly suggested to enrich and improve students’ vocabularies which are used to communicate either active or passive language.