STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING ENGLISH SPEAKING SKILLS OF FIRST-YEAR ENGLISH MAJOR STUDENTS AT A HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION
Keywords:strategies; English major students; higher education institution; pedagogical practices; primary mode of international communication
English speaking skills are considered the most important necessity to master because of the primary mode of international communication. The majority of learners find it challenging to be fluent in these skills due to ineffective strategies. This study investigated the English-speaking strategies employed by first-year English major students at Hanoi Law University in the 2nd term of the academic year 2021-2022. The study used a descriptive quantitative method with a researcher-made questionnaire for 68 respondents via the active Google link. The results revealed that students did not identify effective strategies for improving their speaking skills. They should be equipped with advanced strategies involving how to improve their speaking skills effectively. This study would help school administrators adjust their program objectives and teaching outcomes to amend their existing programs, teachers change their pedagogical practices, and suggest to students some efficient English-speaking strategies.
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