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Abstract            Volume:7  Issue-12  Year-2019         Original Research Articles

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Factors Affect Students’ Oral Communication in English Classes: The Case of Grade 10 Students at Selamber Secondary School in Focus
Genene Gedebu Feleha
Lecturer, College of Social Sciences, and Humanities, Department of English Language and Literature, Wolaita Sodo University, South Ethiopia, Wolaita
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The purpose of this study was to assess factors affecting students’ oral communication in English classes in the Case of Grade 10 Students at Selamber Secondary School.  The study involved the school principals, six English language teachers who have been teaching the language in Selamber Secondary School, and 225 students who have been learning at the same school in southern Ethiopia, Selamber town. The data for the study were gathered through questionnaire for 225 students, interview with teachers, classroom observation and elicitation technique was employed so as to see the actual happening and to triangulate the findings of the various analyses applied. In this regard, the results of the study showed as follows: The teachers and the students who were interviewed understood the benefits of sharing ideas through oral communication so as to develop the students’ target language learning in spite of the fact that the number of the students in each class was large, and the students had poor background knowledge of English. The classroom observations proved that the number of students in each class was large; the desks were fixed; some teachers followed up and monitored their learners while working the activities in groups; the students frequently used their mother tongue rather than English during group discussions; the teachers did not set a time limit for the discussions, and there was little practice of evaluating the oral lessons after learning.

Keywords: Factors, Students’ Oral Communication, English Classes, Grade 10 Students, Secondary School.
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How to cite this article:

Genene Gedebu Feleha. 2019. Factors Affect Students’ Oral Communication in English Classes: The Case of Grade 10 Students at Selamber Secondary School in Focus.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 7(12): 23-32
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2019.712.003
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