THE STUDENTS’ LEARNING NEEDS IN ZOOM APPLICATION SPEAKING ACTIVITY
Keywords:Learning Needs, Speaking Activity, Zoom Application
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the process of the learning system has been changed from face-to-face to online classroom interaction. As a result, the learning activities also changed, leading to the different students’ learning needs. This article discusses an analysis of students’ learning needs in their speaking activity on the Zoom application in an online learning system. The sample of the study was 38 students from the State Islamic University of North Sumatra chosen by using the purposive random sampling technique. The data were obtained by distributing the adapted questionnaire developed by Songhori (2008) and the interview developed by Hutchinson and Waters (1991). This study revealed that students’ learning needs to include actively participating communicatively in speaking class. Besides, the students need the role of the teacher as a prompter, and they want the teacher to exemplify good speaking as the input of learning speaking. It also revealed that having a small group discussion, role-play, and the conversation was considered the students’ learning needs in speaking activities. The significance of this study can be the reflection of further learning processes in online learning systems, especially in a speaking activity on the zoom application.
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