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Abstract                 Volume:7  Issue-6  Year-2019          Original Research Articles


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The Implementation of Learner-Centered Method in Speaking Skills: The Case of Dilla Primary School Grade Seven Students Gedio Zone, Ethiopia
Alemayehu Hailemariam Getaneh
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Department of English Language and Literature, Wolayita Sodo University, Sodo, Ethiopia
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Abstract:

The main objective of this research was to assess the implementation of learner-centered method in speaking skills in Dilla Primary School of Gedio Zone. To this end, a descriptive method was employed by using both quantitative and qualitative approach. The sample population of the study includes 98 students and 5 teachers of the target school. They were selected using purposive sampling techniques. The data were gathered through questionnaires, interviews and classroom observation. Statistical tool such as numbers and percentage were used to analyze the collected data. The result of the study revealed that the main factors influencing the implementation of learner-centered method in speaking skills in the target grade were found to be the problems related to teachers, students, classrooms and instructional materials. The current level of the students’ participation in English speaking class of the target grade is low, classes were mostly teacher dominated. Accordingly, the majority of students were supposed to listen to their teachers’ explanation. On the basis of the findings, it was recommended that in order to improve students’ participation, above all, students should be committed to practice speaking in the target language in and outside the classroom. To this end, teachers also ought to play prominent role. That is, they should use modern methodologies which give room for students’ active participation. Besides, the concerned bodies need to deal with the problem of large class size and instructional materials related factors to alleviate the problem.

Keywords: Learner-Centered Method; Speaking skills; Dilla Primary School.
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Alemayehu Hailemariam Getaneh. 2019. The Implementation of Learner-Centered Method in Speaking Skills: The Case of Dilla Primary School Grade Seven Students Gedio Zone, Ethiopia.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 7(6): 80-88
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2019.706.007