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ERIC Number: EJ797591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Developing Speaking Skills of Adult Learners in Private Universities in Bangladesh: Problems and Solutions
Farooqui, Sabrin
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v47 n1 p94-110 Apr 2007
The globalisation of English and a growing demand for good English-speaking skills in the job market in particular have been placing a greater emphasis on the teaching of English speaking skills in Bangladesh. The private universities emphasise developing English skills. It seems that students of public and private universities have the same level of proficiency when they start but, at the end of four years of study, the students of private universities have acquired a higher level of proficiency in English. With observation, document analysis and a series of interviews with teachers who are teaching English language in these private universities, this study investigates how these private universities are helping the students to develop English language skills. It explores teachers' perceptions of the problems students encounter while speaking English and the factors that help these learners to develop their speaking skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh