EFL Students’ Perception on the Use of Debate in Speaking Classroom
- 10.2991/assehr.k.210427.004How to use a DOI?
- Debate, EFL students, Speaking classroom, Speaking fluency, Students’ perception
Speaking is one of the skills to master in any language learning. In EFL context, mastering speaking skills can be challenging due to the limited exposure to the target language and chance to use it in a real communication. Therefore, teachers need to choose appropriate techniques in their speaking class to help students improve their speaking skills. One of the techniques to improve speaking skills is using debate. This study aimed to investigate how EFL students perceived the use of debate in Speaking classroom. A total of ten EFL college students participated in this study. The students experienced debate in the fifth semester, where they were given a chance to experience a debate practice in Speaking classroom. A questionnaire and an interview were administered to obtain the data on students’ perception. The findings revealed that students held a positive perception on the use of debate since it helped them to express their opinion verbally, reduce speaking anxiety, improve their confidence and make them prepare speech systematically. This study suggests that debate can be conducted in a speaking class as an alternative to enhance EFL students’ speaking fluency.
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TY - CONF AU - Andini Amaylia Putri AU - Rojab Siti Rodliyah PY - 2021 DA - 2021/04/28 TI - EFL Students’ Perception on the Use of Debate in Speaking Classroom BT - Proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 21 EP - 29 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210427.004 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210427.004 ID - Putri2021 ER -