Good EFL learners’ communication strategies to handle their seaking skill

Syamsudin, Syamsudin (2014) Good EFL learners’ communication strategies to handle their seaking skill. Presented at 2nd English Linguistics, Literature and Education, 10-11 October 2014, Palangkaraya.

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Abstract

In learning speaking, learners might achieve some differences of success. Some learners might achieve high speaking proficiency while some others might achieve low speaking proficiency. Learners’ success in learning speaking might be caused by some factors such as the mastery of linguistic elements like grammar and vocabularies and the mastery of communication strategies. Thus, mastering linguistic elements and communication strategies is important for the students to handle their problems in speaking. In relation to the importance of learners’ mastery on communication strategies to handle their speaking problems, this article tries to report the result of the study on finding out the good EFL Learners’ communication strategies based on Dornyei’s theory of communication strategies (1995) and the reasons of why they used those communication strategies in conversation. This was a case study involving two good EFL learners as the subjects of the study. Data were got by assigning those two good EFL learners to give descriptions on some abstracts and concrete words. Data were collected trough observation and in-depth interview. The finding indicated that good EFL learners employed some communication strategies such as the use of code switching, use of non linguistic means strategies, fillers, etc and they had some various reasons of using those communication strategies to handle their speaking problems.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Dr. Syamsudin Syamsudin
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2016 07:54

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