Factors affecting students’ speaking performance in the english language at advanced Intensive English I courses, semester II – 2018

Merino González, Raúl Antonio and Echeverría Meléndez, Idelma Guadalupe (2019) Factors affecting students’ speaking performance in the english language at advanced Intensive English I courses, semester II – 2018. Bachelor thesis, Universidad de EL Salvador.

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Abstract

The current study aims to investigate the main factors affecting students’ speaking performance in the English language in the Advanced Intensive English I Courses in the Foreign Language Department at the University of El Salvador. Since one of the problematic in this level is that some students still face difficulties in the speaking English. Those problems have its root in different factors such the psychological factors, shortage of practice, lack of vocabulary knowledge, the rapport in classes, and the use of authentic materials. These problems are noticed when some students speak with hesitation or nervousness in a conversation or presentation. Therefore, this research attempts to find out which the main factors are influencing the students, and to find out some possible solutions in order to overcome them. Then, in order to obtain what those factors are, this research is based on the quantitative research and the descriptive method. These are used since they allow the researchers observe the environment in which students are and how they behave in it, and so to collect the data and transform it into statistical one. Finally, regarding the results by making use of surveys and observation sheet, the analysis reveals that indeed the psychological factors, lack of practice, lack of vocabulary knowledge, the rapport in classes, and the use of authentic materials are affecting the students’ speaking performance. Besides, it could be realized that the lack of vocabulary knowledge and no self-confidence are the factors that stand out over the others. Consequently, the results obtained in this research makes us a call to the need of developing strategies to solve this problem through the use of different strategies or class activities. Therefore, it is recommended to try to teach students by using techniques how to improve their vocabulary and make them to have a better self-esteem, especially in those who have difficulties to express with others

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Enseñanza del idioma inglés
Subjects: 400 Lenguas > 420 Inglés e inglés antiguo
Divisions: Facultad de Ciencias y Humanidades > Licenciatura en Idioma Inglés Opción Enseñanza
Depositing User: Msc Carlos Ferrer
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 19:24
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2019 19:28
URI: http://ri.ues.edu.sv/id/eprint/20315

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