The Use of Semantic Mapping to Improve The Students’ Vocabulary in Seventh Grade Students of SMP NU Sabilunnaja Babat

  • Mukhtarul Anam Universitas Islam Lamongan
  • Anik Hidayanti Universitas Islam Lamongan


This study aims to determine how semantic mapping can increase students' vocabulary in seventh grade students of SMP NU Sabilunnaja Babat. The method used in this research was the classroom action research (CAR). The instruments used in collecting data were tests and observation sheets. Based on the data that score, the result of  calculation based on formula shown result average preliminary test were 61. The resulting test of Cycle 1 was 71, and the last Cycle was 86. The score of average on every Cycle is reached to criteria of success. Using semantic mapping can improve the seventh-grade students of SMP NU Sabilunnaja. The result of observation in Cycle 1 with 24 students they are 19 (79,16%) students be active and 5 (20,83%) students passive, and the result of observation in Cycle 2 was 22 (91,66%) students active than 2
(8,33) students passive. This study concluded that semantic mapping could teach vocabulary. The researcher suggests to the teachers that teaching vocabulary can use semantic mapping.

 Keywords: Vocabulary, semantic mapping


Aghni, R. I. (2018). Fungsi Dan Jenis Media Pembelajaran Dalam Pembelajaran Akuntansi. Jurnal Pendidikan Akuntansi Indonesia, 16(1). jpai.v16i1.20173

Agustina, U. W., & Nur, L. C. N. (2018). Students Positive Response on Semantic Mapping Strategy in English Writing Skill. JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), 3(2), 189–196.

Artini, L. P. (2017). Rich Language Learning Environment and Young Learners’ Literacy Skills in English. Lingua Cultura, 11(1), 19. 11i1.1587

Astuti, N. T., & Hapsari, F. S. (2019). Efektifitas Media Film dan Strategi Pembelajaran Semantic Mapping dalam Meningkatkan Penguasaan Kosakata Bahasa Inggris. Journal of Education and Instruction (JOEAI), 2(1), 32–38.

Bai, Z. (2018). An Analysis of English Vocabulary Learning Strategies. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 9(4), 849–855.

Husein, S., Umarela, M, S., & Saimima, S. (2018). Urgensi Media dalam Proses Pembelajaran. Al-Iltizam: Jurnal Pendidikan Agama Islam, 3(2), 237.

Megawati, F., & Mandarani, V. (2016). Speaking Problems in English Communication. The 1st English Language Teaching Learning Conference (ELTIC) : Its Trends of Curriculum Challenges to Face Asean Economic Community, 32–37.

Pradana, H. D. (2020). Stressing, Pronunciation, and Speaking Exercises in “Pathway To English” Textbook. Journal of English Educational Study (JEES), 3(1), 42–50.

Sopian, A. (2019). Using Semantic Mapping to Improve 9th Grade Students’ Vocabolary Mastery in MTS Al Mubarokah Batujajar in The Academic Year of 2016/2017. PROJECT (Professional Journal of English Education), 1(2), 107.

Wenyuan, G. (2017). Using Smart Phone to Facilitate Vocabulary Mobile Learning and Teaching in Chinese College. International Journal of Arts and Commerce, 6(4), 36–41.
Abstract viewed = 1 times
PDF downloaded = 1 times