Implementation of Active Learning in Spoken English Classes With University Students in Focus

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Addis Ababa Universiy


This study was conducted to examine the extent to which active learning method is implemented in spoken English classes at Samara University. A descriptive case s~udl' was employed to achieve the goal of this research. Four spoken English instructors and thirty six students which is a total of 40 participants were involved in the study. In order to get relevant data from the target population, questionnaire, interviews and classroom observation were used The questionnaire was administered to students, and the interviews were conducted with instructors. The data collected through questionnaire were analyzed using frequency and percentage value and the qualitative data were analyzed using textual explanations. Furthermore, the qualitative data (data from interview and classroom observation) ,were analyzed together with the quantitative one to ~ triangulate the results found from the questionna'ire. The findings of the study generally indicate that active learning method is not sufficiently implemented and classes are dominated by lectures. The study, therefore, concludes that recently introduced teaching methods are not properly implemented in spoken English classes and so there is still adherence to the conventional lecture method The result of the study also shows that there are serious factors that impede in implementation of active learning. As a result, the researcher presented some possible recommendations so as to alleviate the problems.



Implementation of Active Learning