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Title: AN ASSESSMENT OF ENGLISH ORAL P~RFORMANCE OF DIPLOMA STUDENTS OF BAHIR - DAR TEACHERS' COLLEGE
Authors: Taddese, G/Medhin
Advisors: Dr. Tilahun Gamta
Copyright: Jun-1990
Date Added: 23-Nov-2012
Abstract: This study was conducted to assess.English oral performance of Bahir - Dar Teachers' College students. To do so, twenty - ~lght students (out of 100) were systematically selected from the department of Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. To assess the stu1ents' oral performance, two communioative tasks (picture, ~ased story - telling and picture description) were prepc.red. General orientation was first given to the stu(}.en-csin order to get them familiarized with the test conditiond. Moreover, model oral production exercises were given to them. The oral production tests were given to the students on two different days. Their oral performances were then tape - recorded and transcribed- As the aim of the s~ucy was to assess the students' communicativB performance, required - information bits of the two test - tasks were identified and listed. The studentst performance was determined in terms of the positive number of points of required - information - bits encoded. The study showed that the students' communicative performance was below the minimum expected average 50%). On the basis of this finding, it was recommended that t,he students noed intensive oral production exercises. Moreover, it was recommended that students' oral performance should be assessed at different intervals in orier to check the students' weaknesses and streng.thes so that teachers could devise VTnys and means to upgrade the students~~cative performanoe.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3903
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