SPEAKING CHALLENGES FACED BY BACHELOR DEGREE STUDENTS IN KAZAKHSTAN

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2023

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СДУ хабаршысы - 2023

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Abstract. In the context of Kazakhstani university of Narxoz, the current study tried to explore the difficulties faced by Bachelor Degree students and the possible causal factors of these difficulties while speaking English as a foreign language. In this study, the researcher applied two qualitative approaches: open-ended questionnaire and semi-structured interview as a research tool to collect data. 10 students from the Faculty of Digital Engineering at the University of Narxoz were invited to participate for both interview and questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed through thematic analysis in terms of two major categories: challenges and causes which were divided into four subcategories of broad terms. Moreover, the study attempted to reveal some ideas and ways of solving these speaking difficulties suggested by students themselves. The findings found out the most common speaking difficulties which were divided into linguistic, personal and social problems , while teacher and teaching, course content, poor schooling and classroom environment were found to be the primary causes of speaking deficiency. The most common ideas to improve speaking skills and to overcome their language barriers, students were advised to attend language courses or to be actively involved in classes at the university as well as to do more self-study work. As regards suggestions for teachers, they were recommended to changes their current methods to more effective and to more practical ways of teaching. Also, students wished that their educators focus on more practice of oral production which can be provided in form of different competitive games and activities.

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speaking challenges, English language learners, university students, speaking fluency, СДУ хабаршысы - 2023, №1

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A. Suleimenova , Zh .Zhyltyrova.T / SPEAKING CHALLENGES FACED BY BACHELOR DEGREE STUDENTS IN KAZAKHSTAN / СДУ хабаршысы - 2023