Strategies and Techniques for Fostering Oral Communication Confidence in EFL Students

Arab World English Journal (AWEJ), Vol. 6, No. 2, p. 162-173, June 2015

12 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2016  

Dawood Ahmed Mahdi

King Khalid University

Date Written: June 4, 2015

Abstract

This article is concerned with strategies and techniques for fostering EFL students‟ confidence and reducing their oral communication apprehension. This paper aims to explore strategies and techniques that could be implemented in the EFL classroom to encourage students‟ oral communication and foster their confidence. The first part starts with a brief introduction to present the research topic. It states the aims, purpose, research questions, and significance of the study. The second part features the relevant literature review, focusing on the current body of knowledge. The literature review provides a detailed description of the substantive findings as well as methodological and theoretical contributions to this topic. The study furnishes a wide range of reflections on English as a foreign language, and the special needs of students learning the language. It can be described as the impact of confidence on EFL students‟ oral communication apprehension in EFL students. In the third part, the paper discusses the methodology used in this study, followed by a discussion of an analysis of the findings in the fourth part. These two areas, i.e. discussion and findings answer the research questions and justify the research hypothesis. The last part of this work provides a conclusion to the study, accompanied by some recommendations.

Keywords: Apprehension, Communication Competence, Confidence, EFL Students, Oral Communication, Strategies, Techniques

Suggested Citation

Mahdi, Dawood Ahmed, Strategies and Techniques for Fostering Oral Communication Confidence in EFL Students (June 4, 2015). Arab World English Journal (AWEJ), Vol. 6, No. 2, p. 162-173, June 2015 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2834387 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2834387

Dawood Ahmed Mahdi (Contact Author)

King Khalid University ( email )

Abha
Saudi Arabia

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