Students’ Indirect Strategies in Speaking English: An EFL Study at Vocational High School of Ma’arif V Kebumen
Keywords:Speaking, indirect strategies, students, skills
Excellent communication requires excellent speaking strategies. The indirect speaking strategies adopted by students in English class were the subject of this study. The researchers gathered information from 60 students of third graders at Vocational High School of Ma’arif V Kebumen through surveys and interviews. It took place during March in the academic year of 2022/2023. According to the study's findings, students used a range of indirect speaking strategies to improve their speaking skills. Three categories of indirect strategies were discovered by the research: metacognitive with high category of use (79.4%), affective with high category of use (69.7%), and social strategies with medium category of use (47.1%). Three learning activities: setting goals, taking breaks, and finding a partner were employed the most frequently among these three categories. According to the study, using various indirect strategies can help the students become better speakers. Teachers ought to think about utilizing various strategies in order to support the students’ improving skills in speaking.