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Abstract                 Volume:7  Issue-4  Year-2019          Original Research Articles


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Oral Communication Difficulties Student-Teachers Face during their Practice of Teaching English at Arba Minch Teachers’ Training College: Ethiopia
Tesfaye Buche Bosha and Desalegn Youpo Ukute
1College of Social Sciences and Humanities Department of English Language and Literature, Wolaita Sodo University Ethiopia
2College of Social Sciences and Humanities Department of English Language and Literature, Wachemo University of Ethiopia
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Abstract:

This research reports a case study of English majoring student-teachers’ oral communication difficulties at Arba Minch College of Teacher Education during their fourth round teaching practice. The overall aim of the study was to investigate the difficulties that English majoring student-teachers face in their oral communication in the teaching of English during their final teaching practice. To do this, the study employed qualitative and quantitative methods. Interview, questionnaire, classroom observation and focus group discussion were used to gather relevant data from student-teachers, students and ACTE instructors. The quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS software and the qualitative data were reported verbally. The results of the study revealed that the majority of the student-teachers have faced difficulties to express and share their ideas using English, to pronounce words correctly, to use grammatically correct sentences and to speak English consistently. Thus, it is better to recommend the concerned bodies should mitigate the identified problems through well built mobilizations.

Keywords: Practicum, Catchment area, Oral Communication and Practice of Teaching
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Tesfaye Buche Bosha and Desalegn Youpo Ukute. 2019. Oral Communication Difficulties Student-Teachers Face during their Practice of Teaching English at Arba Minch Teachers’ Training College: Ethiopia.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 7(4): 52-59
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2019.704.007