Communication Strategies in Speaking Skill of EFL Learners

Syamsudin, Syamsudin (2015) Communication Strategies in Speaking Skill of EFL Learners. English and Literature Journal, 2 (1). pp. 141-155. ISSN 2355-0821

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Abstract

In EFL learning, among all the skills: listening, reading, and writing, speaking seems to be one of the most important skills. However, to master speaking is not an easy thing. And as a matter of fact, there are still many learners who have learned English for some years have not been able to speak fluently. Brown (2007) states that the difficulties the learners find in speaking are due to the fact that they have to focus on forms and function of the language. Further, Ellis (1994) also states that speaking has two sequential phases: planning and execution. Planning is done when speakers think of what utterance to produce to impact the listeners and execution is the realization of planning into words, phrases and sentences. To cope with the difficulties in speaking, learners need to understand well about Communication Strategies. Communication strategies are strategies that learners might use to handle their speaking problems. Next, using communication strategies learners might meet their communication goals. Further, EFL learners might improve their speaking skill when they are proficient in communicative competence.

Item Type: Journal Article
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 07:35

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