A diagnostic study of target language speaking problems. Case of: Advanced intensive english I, Intermediate intensive english I and Readings and conversation I students at the Foreign Languages Department, UES, semester II, 2015

Ángel Avalos, Evelin Patricia and Henríquez Cañas, Andrea Lissette and Martínez De Ramírez, Elva Eunice (2015) A diagnostic study of target language speaking problems. Case of: Advanced intensive english I, Intermediate intensive english I and Readings and conversation I students at the Foreign Languages Department, UES, semester II, 2015. Bachelor thesis, Universidad de El Salvador.

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Abstract

In today‟s world, learning English as a second language has become an important and useful tool due to the fact that opens many doors to different cultures and job fields that demand mastering the four language skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) which are crucial to obtain all the necessary knowledge to become competent and proficient in the language. However, many English as a foreign language learners‟ face many obstacles during their learning process mainly in the speaking area. There are several oral communication problems that learners are facing nowadays, for instance: Interference of mother tongue (L1), lack of vocabulary knowledge, grammar as a stumbling block, inadequate pronunciation and intonation, few opportunities to speak English in class, lack of exposure to the target language, poor input environment for spoken communication outside the class, among others. As a result of these problems, many of them do not achieve a satisfactory level of communicative competence. This level is ultimately achieved when the learner masters a set of sub skills in regards to speaking. Some of these sub-skills are pronunciation, intonation, accuracy and fluency that will help them to overcome oral communication problems in the target language. This research aims to identify the different oral communication problems students of a second language are facing in the Intermediate Intensive English I, Advanced Intensive English I and Readings and Conversation I courses during the semester II, 2015, in order to propose possible strategies, methodologies and techniques, to overcome them as a way for improving the quality of their oral proficiency in the target language.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intensive english ; Language speaking problems
Subjects: 400 Lenguas > 420 Inglés e inglés antiguo
Divisions: Facultad de Ciencias y Humanidades > Licenciatura en Idioma Inglés Opción Enseñanza
Depositing User: Rina Mrian Rodríguez de Aquino
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2018 15:45
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2018 15:45
URI: http://ri.ues.edu.sv/id/eprint/15196

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