Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2021)

Using Group Oral Presentations as a Formative Assessment in Teaching English for Vietnamese EFL Students

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Vu Tran Le Hoai
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Available Online 1 March 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.036How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Group Oral Presentations, EFL students, Attitudes, Perceptions, Speaking ability, Cooperative Learning
Abstract
English is a compulsory subject at Van Lang University, and students studying at this University have to match the program outcome standard in English. To achieve this requirement, the students have to get IELTS 4.5 before they graduate. It requires that the students must achieve English ability equivalent to level B1, according to CEFR, to graduate. However, there are a great number of students at Van Lang University showing incompetence in English, especially in speaking. Thus, to enhance students’ English competence, the researcher implemented a teaching method used as a formative assessment in classrooms, called group oral presentations (GOPs). This paper explores the attitudes and perceptions of both students and teachers on the method. The participants are 53 EFL students studying at Van Lang University and five teachers teaching General English. We used a questionnaire for students and interviews for teachers to find out the results. The findings revealed that most students have positive attitudes towards this teaching method, although some face problems when they make presentations in classrooms. Besides, most teachers claimed that GOPs assisted students in enhancing their speaking ability. However, employing this method too much made students who were not good at English less confident, even scared of speaking English. In general, even though there were some drawbacks, this method could be seen as an effective assessment that helped students improve their speaking ability.
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AU  - Vu Tran Le Hoai
PY  - 2021
DA  - 2021/03/01
TI  - Using Group Oral Presentations as a Formative Assessment in Teaching English for Vietnamese EFL Students
BT  - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2021)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 288
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SN  - 2352-5398
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