A study on the listening and speaking skills in English at HSC level : challenges and possible solutions
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In the field of English language teaching in Bangladesh, it is generally seen that only two of the four skills of the language-reading and writing are taught. But a course on English language is any level of education needs to focus on the four skills of the language, listening, speaking, reading and writing. As a result, the other two skills, listening and speaking, are neglected in the teaching of English in Bangladesh. Consequently the proficiency of learners in these two skills of the English language relatively poor. This study explores the strategies the learners at the Intermediate level employ in learning the speaking and listening skills in English. At the same time this study explores the situations of teaching these two skills in English at HSC level in Bangladesh. In order to investigate the above mentioned issues an interview was conducted. The interview comprised of eight respondents from eight different colleges of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Data was collected using a questionnaire on language learning strategies of the HSC level learners in Bangladesh. The finding shows the some challenges and possible solutions on the way of applying these two skills at HSC level students.