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Title: ETHIOPIAN CIVIL SERVICE COLLEGE (ECSC) STUDENTS' VIEWS ABOUT CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES OF SPOKEN ENGLISH
Authors: MEAZA, ZEWDIE
Advisors: Dr. Teshome Demmisse
Keywords: STUDENTS' VIEWS ABOUT CLASSROOM
SPOKEN ENGLISH
Copyright: Jun-1999
Date Added: 9-Dec-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: This study is aimed at exploring students' views about Spoken English activities offered at Ethiopian Civil Service College (ECSC), the purpose of which is to see if there is a mismatch between the activities and the assumption held by the students regarding why they learn the language and how and what they expect to learn. In an effort to investigate the students' views, their attitudes towards the activities as well as their expectations and beliefs are examined. This is done through questionnaire and interview prepared for the students. Classroom observation is also made to see the reactions of the students to the activities as well as their performances and the efforts they show to do the activities. In an attempt to examine the students' perceptions of the activites from different directions, the Spoken English instructors are asked of their observations about the attitude and performance of the students. Although there is found to be some extent of disparity in how the students expect to learn the subject and what the activities entail, the finding of the study shows the students' difficulties as having emanated mainly from other areas rather than the supposed mismatch. Thus, the students' problems with the vocabulary and grammar of the language and also their lack of experience with speaking and listening practices are found to be the predominant obstacles for the students not to avail themselves of the activities. In view of this, suggestion is made for the inclusion of the use of vocabulary and structure of the language which are necessary for the students to express their ideas in relation to the various topics. Practice of the speaking and listening skills with added time is also recommended as being helpful for the students to make a better use of the activities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4235
Appears in:Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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