The background of this study is due to the passive students to learn the German language in speaking skills. Because the teacher more actively in the learning activities and student only listen. In addition to teaching the teacher does not vary so less interest students in learning. As alternatives to enable students learning German, with talking stick method application. Students must actively speaking in the application of this learning method. The aim of this study is to improve the skills of German students, but passive to active, and from an already active, but the pronunciation and grammar is still a mess into a proper grammar. Formulation of the problem in this study are: (1) What is the process of learning the German language in speaking skills in SMAN 1 with apply Talking Stick?. The aim of this study is to describe the process of learning German skills by using Talking Stick method.
Nature of this study is a qualitative descriptive. This study was conducted over four sessions. This research is the observation instrument, test and response data from students. The data of this study is the result of learning process, observations and results of student response data. The data collected were analyzed using qualitative descriptive approach.
The number of students is 23 students. Researcher after research showed that students speak active. The examiner gives to a student question while the students hold with a Stick to answer questions. If the student who hold Stick can not answer, the other group members can answer, but must keep the Stick first. After three times applied Talking Stick method, the speaking skill of student had increase.
The conclusion of this study is the teaching and learning activities through cooperative learning talking stick method can improve in German speaking skill students Class XI cross interest of SMA Negeri 1 Tarik.
Keywords: talking stick method, speaking