Factors Negatively Affecting EFL Students’ Speaking Skills at Jordanian Private Schools

ياسين, نسرين باسم (2018) Factors Negatively Affecting EFL Students’ Speaking Skills at Jordanian Private Schools. Masters thesis, جامعة الشرق الاوسط.

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This study aims at examining factors affecting grade 10 EFL Students in Jordanian Private schools. The researcher selected a representative sample of 150 grade 10 male and female students, from two private schools in Jordan in addition to six grade-ten English teachers and six English language supervisors. To achieve the objective of the study, the researcher used a mixed design of qualitative and quantitative data to obtain the results. A questionnaire was administered to the sample of the study, and semi structured interviews were conducted with six grades -ten English language teachers and six English Language supervisors. The findings revealed that students encountered many difficulties that caused the existence of these factors, such as anxiety, lack of motivation, x lack of encouragement, fear of criticism by peers and the intense use of Arabic in class. Moreover, the findings also uncovered that teachers play a significant role in running and planning the speaking lessons. The results also indicated that some teachers might not have a sufficient number of English lessons to include the speaking task. Adding to that, some teachers lack the required training, strategies and techniques to manage a speaking lesson. Other factors that the study unveiled were related to educational and surrounding environment, in terms of using technological teaching aids and a convenient number of students in class. Keywords: EFL, Speaking Skill, Private Schools

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Depositing User: أ. طارق زياد عبد حنونة
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2021 10:37
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2021 10:37
URI: http://scholar.alaqsa.edu.ps/id/eprint/5973

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