# AN ANALYSIS OF ERROR IN CONVERSATION OF THE SECOND GRADE STUDENTS OF ST. FAMILIA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL KUPANG IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019

• Erlinda Sonya Pale University of Timor, Kefamnanu – Indonesia
Keywords: error, junior high school students, conversation.

### Abstract

This study is entitled “An Analysis of Error in Junior High School Students’ Conversation. It aims at answering the following
questions (1) what are the errors in junior high school students’ conversation? (2) How many frequencies of those errors?. The method applied in
this study was descriptive qualitative method. The study was conducted at St. Familia Junior high school Sikumana, Kupang – East Nusa
Tenggara. The method applied in this study was descriptive qualitative method. The subjects of the study were the second year students of St.
Familia junior high school. In collecting the data, the researcher provided some topics chosen by the students to create a simple conversation.
Smart phone was the instrument used to obtain the data. The result of the study shows that (1) Errors in students’ conversation consist of some
types and the total frequency of error is 29. (2) The total frequency of misformation errors is 10; 3 errors made by pair one, 2 errors made by pair
four, 1 error made by pair five 2 errors made by pair six and the last two errors were made by pair seven and eight (3) The total frequency of
addition errors is 5; 2 errors made by pair three, and the last 3 errors were made by pair four, six, and seven. (4) The total frequency of
misordering errors is 3, made by pair four, five and six (4) Most of the students made omission errors, with the frequency of errors is 11; 5 errors
made by pair one, 2 errors made by pair two, 2 errors made by pair seven, and the last 2 errors were made by pair six and eight (6) Most of the
students omitted to be ”is” (7) The errors made by the students did not influence the flow of the conversation (8) Those errors are not significant
since the students only made 36,25% of errors from the total sentences they produced (80 sentences). Based on the result above, the researcher
suggest (1) The students should learn on how to make a conversation focusing on grammar, especially on the omission and misformation
because more errors occurred in these two types (2) The teacher of English in the school need to pay more attention to the students’ grammar
when teaching.