Utilizing smartphone-based Pinterest applications in developing EFL students speaking skills in Indonesia

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(1) * Muthmainnah Muthmainnah   
Al Asyariah Mandar University

(2)  Abdul Gafur Marzuki   
UIN Datokarama Palu

(3)  Santiana Santiana    
Siliwangi University

(4)  Erizar Erizar   
STAIN Teungku Dirundeng Meulaboh

(5)  Nursyam Nursyam   
Al Asyariah Mandar University

(*) Corresponding Author


This study raises the issue of how to improve speaking skills using the smartphone-based Pinterest application for second-semester students. The purpose of this study was to determine the improvement of speaking skills using the smartphone-based Pinterest application for second-semester students. The type of research used in this research is Classroom Action Research (CAR). The research subjects are second-semester students. The research instruments are an observation sheet and a performance test sheet. The data analysis technique used is the descriptive statistical technique. The results of the study on second-semester students, experienced a good increase from the learning outcomes of the first cycle to the second cycle, with the standard value of student learning mastery of 85 classical standards. The average value in the first cycle is 48.00 with the level of completeness of learning outcomes in the first cycle of 10% and 90% incomplete. While the learning outcomes in the second cycle with an average value of 85.46 with the completeness level of learning outcomes in the second cycle of 96%, this figure indicates that the average value of the first cycle and the second cycle has increased so that the smartphone-based Pinterest application in improving speaking skills can improve student learning outcomes.


  • Student skills in terms of pressure on speechreading and host script reading have gone up by 2.03;

  • Student skills in terms of grammatical aspects have gone up by 2.2;

  • Students' speaking skills in terms of vocabulary have gone up by 2.04;


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Muthmainnah, M., Marzuki, A. G., Santiana , S., Erizar, E., & Nursyam, N. (2022). Utilizing smartphone-based Pinterest applications in developing EFL students speaking skills in Indonesia. JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), 7(2), 205-209. https://doi.org/10.21070/jees.v7i2.1672
Author Biographies

Muthmainnah Muthmainnah, Al Asyariah Mandar University

Muthmainnah is an assistant professor at Universitas Al Asyariah Mandar west Sulawesi Indonesia. She is a lecturer, global speaker and international leader, a public relation, Director of women's Centre studies, and deputy director of the Quality Assurance Unit.

Abdul Gafur Marzuki, UIN Datokarama Palu

Abdul Gafur Marzuki is a lecturer at the State Islamic University of Datokarama Palu (UIN Datokarama Palu). He is active as a Writer, Researcher in Education and Learning, Instructional Technology, ELT, Linguistics, Literature, and Disaster Management.

Santiana Santiana , Siliwangi University

Santiana is a lecturer at the English Education Department, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teachers’ Training, Universitas Siliwangi, Indonesia. Her research interests are Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL), Humanizing Education, English Language Teaching (ELT), ICT for Learning, and Teacher Education.

Erizar Erizar, STAIN Teungku Dirundeng Meulaboh

Erizar is a senior lecturer who teaches English at STAIN Teungku Dirundeng Meulaboh. He has conducted various research published in national and international journals. Erizar is also active in writing opinions related to social issues, especially education issues as a prove of his contribution to the educational development.

Nursyam Nursyam, Al Asyariah Mandar University

Nusyam graduated from Indonesian Language Department, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Al Asyariah Mandar University. She has conducted various research published in national journals.


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