Effectiveness of communicative language teaching in developing speaking proficiency in english as a second language among unitars students

Tiongun Lumbok@ David, (2008) Effectiveness of communicative language teaching in developing speaking proficiency in english as a second language among unitars students. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

The research attempts to do experimental and survey studies specifically designed to determine the effectiveness of Communicative Language Teaching in developing speaking proficiency in second language (L2) among Unitar's students. Students were unable to construct and use sentences In the second language to communicate meaningfully and effectively outside the classroom. As stated in the research hypothesis, there Is no difference In students' speaking proficiency in second language after the English course. This necessitates the researcher to seek Hyme's notion of communicative competence and also suggestions by Krashen on his concept of leamingacquisition hypothesiS through various communicative learning activities. To address this pertinent language learning and acquisition issues, the researcher made an experimental study on 60 Unitar's undergraduate students. The instruments used to evaluate students speaking proficiency was the oral tests In the pretest and posttest for both the experimental and control groups. The students under study took the English as second language course for the whole January semester, emphasizing on enhancing communicative competency for the experimental group and the ordinary teaching that focused on grammar and structure to the control group. Despite the limitation of the study, the researcher has achieved to get a complete data derived from the oral tests and questionnaire. This enabled the researcher to get statistical analysis. As a whole, the study shows a general insight into some of the vital findings about communicative language learning in the classroom, at the same time contributed suggestions to educators and other researchers of some tips in developing speaking proficiency in the target language in the future.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: English language , Study and teaching (Higher), Malaysia , Language and language Study and teaching (Higher), Malaysia.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 06:38
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 06:38
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/17711

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