Lack of Oral Proficiency in English among Secondary Students in Misurata: Reasons and Remedies

Elsaghayer, Mohammed (2015) Lack of Oral Proficiency in English among Secondary Students in Misurata: Reasons and Remedies. Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, 2 (2). (In Press)

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Abstract

The study was conducted to investigate why the secondary students in Misurata were unable to orallycommunicate in Englishfluently, even though they had studied it as a general subject during their school education. Themain reasons for the students’ poor speaking skills are the traditional teacher-fronted method of teaching, insufficient allocation of time for oral-skills training, and theteachers themselves not taking any interest in developing oral skills. The data for the study, among other things, were mainly based on the classroom observations of the lessons presented by 12 secondary teachers at five schools over a period of more than two months. The data analysis was carried out using tables in percentageto obtain accurate results. The findings clearly proved that the points stated in the hypothesis for the poor oral production of speech by the secondary students in Misurata were correct. Based on the conclusions drawn, recommendations that can positively help to develop oral skills among the students of secondary schools were presented. Keyowrds: secondary school students, Misurata, English language, fluency

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Alma Milisic
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2014 10:47
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2016 12:02
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/2820

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