AN ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS' LINGUISTIC AND NON-LINGUISTIC PROBLEMS IN SPEAKING
This research was aimed to find out about the linguistic and non-linguistic problems in speaking. This research was descriptive research. It was conducted in Polytechnic of Tonggak Equator in 2021. The subject of this research was 32 second semester students of English for Business and Professional Communication. Based on the questionnaire result it was revealed that the students’ speaking skill was affected by some linguistic problems such as vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar. In addition, it was also affected by some non-linguistic problems such as feeling shy of the attention given by others, tendency of using mother tongue, and nervousness. The same result was found out from the observation where the students did not have sufficient vocabulary especially for specific topic and still made mistakes in term of correct structure while speaking. Moreover, during the discussion in small groups, they tended to use mother tongue in order to be more understandable and finished their task faster.