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Title: SPEAKING STRATEGIES EMPLOYED BY FIRST YEAR STUDENTS AT THE KOTEBE COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION
Authors: TSEGAY, TAFERE
Advisors: Dr. Taddele Adamu
Keywords: SPEAKING STRATEGIES
Copyright: Jun-1995
Date Added: 28-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: This study is an attempt to investigate and describe the current speaking strategies used by first year diploma students majoring English at the Kotebe College of Teacher Education. 25 students were involved and four research instruments namely: a questionnaire, interviews, classroom observation and video-recording were used in collecting data from the students. The first chapter of this paper deals with a statement of the problem, the purpose and significance of the study, definition of terms, scope, and limitation of the study. Chapter two is devoted to reviewing related literature dealing with background research in learning strategies in general and the research studies in speaking strategies in particular, the research studies regarding learning strategies in Ethiopia, and finally the place of speaking in language learning. In the third chapter, the research procedure is described followed by the results and discussion in the fourth chapter. The fifth and final chapter consists of implications and recommendations made on the basis of the results of this study. The results revealed that the majority of the subjects involved in this study were found to be strategic and generally to utilize various speaking strategies believed by researchers to facilitate successful speaking. According to the results, although the subjects appeared to be generally promising and with remarkable interest to develop their speaking skill, there were certain strategies which were either rarely or never used by them. Some known strategies appeared to be used less frequently and were less developed. The possible reason could be lack of awareness and experience in using them. Consequently, it is recommended that the students need to be helped in becoming aware of the various strategies they can use to facilitate their speaking.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4078
Appears in:Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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