THE PRACTICE OF REFLECTIVE VIDEO-LOGGING IN TEACHING EAP SPEAKING FOR PHARMACY STUDENTS
Among the four skills in learning English, speaking skill is often considered as one of the most challenging skills for students. Many aspects contributed to the development of this assumption that speaking in English is the most difficult skill compared to the other 3 skills, both from speaking itself and internal factors of the students. So, new breakthroughs are needed in teaching speaking to help students improve both speaking skills and confidence in speaking using English. This study aims to examine the implementation of a reflective video-logging in teaching speaking at Akademi Farmasi Surabaya. The main subjects of this study were pharmacy students, who took English as a Compulsory Course, and three English lecturers. Data were collected through observation and questionnaires filled out by students and lecturers. Generally, the results of this research showed that the technical application of reflective video-log is different for each lecturer. The difference can be seen from the technique of collecting the videos and providing feedback to students. In addition, there are similarities regarding video content that must be made by students, which is reflections on learning activities at the previous meeting. Meanwhile, student responses showed positive results regarding the application of reflective video-logs in speaking activity. Further research is recommended to see the effectiveness of video-logging in improving students' speaking skills.