The current study is a descriptive qualitative research aiming to describe the procedure of teaching English using Scientific Approach applied by teachers; to describe the teachers’ perception of Scientific Approach and to describe the difficulties and the solutions used by teacher to overcome the problem in applying Scientific Approach.
The subjects of the study were four English teachers of SMK Negeri 2 Sragen. The teachers were teaching the topic of “Reported Speech” for the XI grade students in the Academic Year 2015/2016. The data were gathered from interviews with teachers, observation of teaching learning process, and the teachers’ lesson plan.
The findings shown that (1) the procedures of teaching English using Scientific Approach conducted by teachers consisted of: observing, questioning, experimenting, associating, and communicating; (2) the teachers shared similar perception in which the Scientific Approach is regarded as an approach that integrate students’ attitude, skills, and knowledge by implementing observing, questioning, experimenting, associating, and communicating in the teaching learning process; (3) the difficulties faced by the teachers in applying Scientific Approach were: the students’ lack of critical thinking, the students’ difficulty in finding the answer of the problem, the students’ inability of analyzing the material, and the students’ lack of vocabulary mastery; (4) the strategies employed by the teachers to overcome the problem in applying Scientific Approach were: motivate the students to be more active in learning, give some stimulating questions related to the material, give comparisons of the recent material with the previous materials, and translate the difficult words found by the students.
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