An ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS DIFFICULTIES IN SPEAKING SKILL AT THE FIFTH SEMESTER OF UNIVERSITY OF MUHAMMADIYAH KOTABUMI ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
Speaking English is very difficult for non-native speakers. Speaking skill is ability to interactive process which involves face to face conversation partner and it is an esential part of humans life because without speaking it will be difficult for them to interact each other smoothly and efectively in environment. Speaking difficulties is a condition when students experience an obstacle when speaking in public. The purpose of this study was to describe the students difficulties in speaking skills at the fifth semester of the University of Muhammadiyah Kotabumi. The data from this study were taken from the results of interviews with 5 students in the fifth semester of English education. The instrument used in this study was an interview. In this study, the data collection technique used by the researcher is the in-depth interview technique and documentation. The results of this study illustrate that in fact there are 2 aspects of the problem that causes speaking difficulties faced by students. the two aspects of the problem are linguistic problems and non-linguistic/psychological problems. In linguistic problems there is a of pronunciation, lack of vocabulary and lack of grammar mastery. while non-linguistic/psychological problems consist of lack of confidence, anxiety, shyness, lack of motivation and fear of mistake.