International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 9, Part F (2016)
Understanding problems in English speaking among IX standard students
Dr. B Saminathan
The English language has an important standing in global communication, hence both oral and written English skills are essential around the world. However, to many, speaking English seems to be a very challenging task. The aim of this study was to discover if adult learners of English experience problems in English speaking, and if so, what types of problems and why. Recognizing the problems benefits both the students and the teachers, and, based on the results, more practical and functional communication skills should be emphasized in English education in order to attain better active oral skills. Hence, the Investigator aimed to identify the problems faced by the students while speaking English. For this purpose, forty students were selected from standard IX as a sample for this study. The students studying in IX standard are facing difficulties in speaking English. Hence, the investigator decided to choose to conduct a descriptive study. All the forty students were dealt with individually. All the forty students were asked to express their difficulties in speaking English. As a whole, 21 valuable statements were expressed. Most of the students expressed that their fear of committing mistakes. Some needed self-confidence to speak without hesitation. Some expressed their inability to join special speaking English courses. Some expressed their parents inability to paid for to study in English medium. Some of the students complained they have not been learnt properly neither functional grammar nor formal grammar. Some of the students are worried about the bullying of their peer group. The investigator attempted to suggest right strategies to overcome these difficulties.
How to cite this article:
Dr. B Saminathan. Understanding problems in English speaking among IX standard students. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(9):388-391.