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Bulut, Mesut; Kirbas, Abdulkadir – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2022
This research aims to determine pre-service teachers' mental images of the concept of "Oral Communication" by using the metaphor technique. The qualitative research method was used in the research. The pattern of the study is phenomenology, which is one of the qualitative research method designs. The participants of the research are 84…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Speech Communication, Figurative Language
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Pinphet, Pichai; Wasanasomsithi, Punchalee – rEFLections, 2022
Thai undergraduate engineering students seem to have difficulty mastering English oral communication ability. This study investigated the effects of project-based blended learning with communication strategy instruction to develop English oral communication ability of undergraduate engineering students. Four communication strategies, namely asking…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Speech Communication, Communication Strategies
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Jalleh, Christine Mary; Mahfoodh, Omer Hassan Ali; Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar – International Journal of Instruction, 2021
Japanese EFL international students may experience high levels of apprehension when communicating in English due to their culture, educational background, attitudes towards the role of English in their society, and lack of opportunities to practice speaking in English. Although the students in this study had studied English before joining the…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Japanese, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language)
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Sapia, Molly; Heller, Gina; Dawson, Dana; Carmack, Nicholas – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2020
Oral communication is an important learning outcome in higher education that can be difficult to assess. This article presents how one institution paired an online survey of instructors with a more traditional direct assessment to conduct a comprehensive assessment of oral communication in a General Education program, illuminating both how…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys, College Faculty
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Pradhananga, Piyush; ElZomor, Mohamed; Santi Kasabdji, Gabriella – Journal of Civil Engineering Education, 2022
The competency and professional growth of the workforce in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry is significantly impacted by the individuals' ability to master oral communication skills as well as articulate opinions amid large audiences. However, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates spend…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, STEM Education, Communication Skills, Skill Development
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Singay – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2020
The present study investigates the effects of the Kagan cooperative learning (CL) model on the English oral communication ability of Bhutanese students. A quasi-experimental design was employed using two classes: the control group (n=22) and experimental group (n=23). The participants of this study were forty-five students of Tsheyang Higher…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cavanagh, Thomas M.; Leeds, Christopher; Peters, Janet M. – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2019
In order for students to effectively transfer oral communication skills from academic to professional settings, they must have high oral communication self-efficacy. We significantly increased oral communication self-efficacy in a sample of 97 undergraduate business majors by incorporating enactive mastery, vicarious experience, verbal persuasion,…
Descriptors: Speech Skills, Self Efficacy, Communication Skills, Undergraduate Students
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Andrienko, ?etiana; Chumak, Nataliia; Genin, Vlad – Advanced Education, 2020
Studying the factors of successful acquisition of ESL speaking skills in Ukrainian adult learners, the authors focused on the correlation between emotional intelligence and development of oral communication skills, and, on the other hand, on the growth of these indicators as a result of purposeful inclusion of content-related emotions into…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Communication Skills
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Widanski, Bozena; Thompson, Jo Ann; Foran-Mulcahy, Katie – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
A two-year targeted intervention designed to improve students' oral communication skills in an organic chemistry laboratory course is described. The study compares the oral communication skills of groups who received interventions versus those who did not. The collaborative effort involving chemistry and English faculty and an instruction…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Organic Chemistry, Science Laboratories, Oral Language
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Muntrikaeo, Kuntida; Poonpon, Kornwipa – English Language Teaching, 2022
The purposes of this study were to investigate the effects of task-based instruction using online language games in a flipped learning environment (TGF) in developing the English oral communication ability of Thai secondary students and examine the students' opinions of the task-based instruction using online language games in a flipped learning…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Thorington, Katherine K.; Lenzo, Anne; Lyons, Jessica O.; Viscido, Steven V. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
Winston-Salem State University incorporates critical thinking and oral communication into general education learning outcomes and assessment. To teach these critical skills, the authors used active learning techniques in a first-year seminar on animal behavior. Students performed simulation experiments and orally presented their findings. Their…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Critical Thinking, College Freshmen, Speech Communication
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Alghail, Ali Abdullah Ali; Mahfoodh, Omer Hassan Ali – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This mixed-methods study examined academic oral communication difficulties encountered by Yemeni postgraduate students in a Malaysian public university and how they overcome these difficulties. The study also examined the correlation between students' academic oral communication difficulties and their prior learning experience. Questionnaires,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Language, Speech Communication, Graduate Students
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Rachayon, Suphatha; Soontornwipast, Kittitouch – English Language Teaching, 2019
The growth of Thailand's medical tourism industry has inevitably made English oral communication skills become increasingly important to Thai medical personnel, especially to nurses who have to act as medical mediators between doctors and patients. Thus, in order to prepare nursing students for their future career, it is necessary that English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Nursing Education
Abu Elenein, Ayman Hassan – Online Submission, 2019
The study aimed at identifying the effect of utilizing digital storytelling on developing oral communication skills for 5th grade students at Rafah Primary schools. It adopted quasi-experimental approach. Two tools are used to collect data; a checklist of oral communication skills and a pre-post achievement test. To analyse data, the researcher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Story Telling
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Singay – English Language Teaching, 2018
The main aim of this study was to investigate the oral communication needs in English from the perspective of students and teachers to improve students' oral communication ability. A questionnaire was administered to 45 participants consisted of 36 students and 9 teachers. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics like mean and standard…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Speech Communication, Communication Skills
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