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ERIC Number: EJ1133203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2231-3338
Enhancing Students' Speaking Skills through Peer Team Teaching: A Student Centered Approach
Vani, V. Vijaya
Journal on English Language Teaching, v6 n4 p19-26 Oct-Dec 2016
The present paper attempts to establish that peer team teaching of a prescribed English lesson of 1st year B.Tech course by the students will provide more opportunities to enhance their public speaking skills. This kind of classroom activity will also help them to develop their vocabulary, reading skills, team working skills, etc. It is assumed that the students attain reasonable proficiency in reading and writing when they enter into tertiary level education, but they lack proficiency in speaking skills. In this context, the researcher endeavors to conduct teaching sessions by the students' teams to know whether such classroom activities help students to enhance their public speaking skills. The students' teaching sessions will be facilitated and observed by the researcher. To conduct the sessions, first year B.Tech students will be taken for the sample study and a lesson from the prescribed textbook will be provided to the students to read, explain/ present their own views in front of faculty members and entire class. The study will be covered in 3 hours ELCS lab session followed by feedback session. To collect students' feedback, questionnaires will be generated and used. The main objective of this paper is to provide insight/idea to teachers of English to approach activity based peer language teaching in ESL classrooms. It aspires to establish the fact that students' speaking skills can be improved more if they are motivated and given autonomy to speak in the given context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India