Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Science, Political Science, and Humanities (ICoSPOLHUM 2020)

Autonomous EFL Learners’ Ways of Practicing Speaking Skills During Pandemic of COVID 19;

A Study of Engineering Fresh Graduates

Authors
Fidyati Fidyati, Idaryani Idaryani, Suryani Suryani, Rahmi Fhonna, Marina Marina
Corresponding Author
Fidyati Fidyati
Available Online 26 January 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210125.038How to use a DOI?
Keywords
English learners, autonomous learning, speaking skills, COVID-19
Abstract

Learning English is learning skills in which practice plays the most prominent role. Among other skills, speaking has the highest interest to be mastered by English learners. Not only English students but also general English learners, fresh graduates in specific, retain spoken English to apply for their further study or future jobs. The pandemic disruption, undeniably, has limited access to an offline English practice. That is why some autonomous ways of learning spoken English are worth trying. This study is aimed at finding out the fresh graduates’ way of improving their English speaking skills. Ten graduates of the engineering department were interviewed on their ways of improving their speaking ability in line with the absence of classmates or partners. The data were then analyzed descriptively. The findings showed that most of the respondents preferred to sing English songs in practicing English speaking skills. Some others chose to talk to themselves and use a mirror. Only a few of them focus on fluency, not grammar and none of them took online English courses. This indicates that sitting with classmates or having direct partners in improving spoken English is not a must.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Science, Political Science, and Humanities (ICoSPOLHUM 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
26 January 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-321-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210125.038How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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