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ERIC Number: EJ1060546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
EFL College Students' Perceptions of the Difficulties in Oral Presentation as a Form of Assessment
Al-Nouh, Nowreyah A.; Abdul-Kareem, Muneera M.; Taqi, Hanan A.
International Journal of Higher Education, v4 n1 p136-150 2015
Oral presentation skills are considered one of the most important proficiencies needed for higher education and future careers. Thus, the present study is interested in eliciting English as a Foreign Language (EFL) college students' perceptions of the difficulties they face in oral presentation as a form of assessment. Participants were 500 female EFL college students from different grade levels enrolled in a four-year pre-service teacher education program at the College of Basic Education (CBE) in Kuwait City, Kuwait. A five-point Likert Scale questionnaire was used and divided into three main sections: personal traits, oral presentation skills, and instructor and audience. Independent variables measured were students' ages, year at college, Grade Point Average (GPA), and nationality. In addition, a structured interview to solicit instructors' opinions was carried out. Results showed students' perceptions of the difficulties they experienced at a medium level (M = 3.10). However, significant differences in the results were found when students' nationalities and GPAs were taken into account.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kuwait