Speaking anxiety of english language learners in Bangladeshi tertiary classroom
AuthorAhsan, Mamiya Binte
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In the context of verbal English communication in Bangladesh, Bengali medium students always struggle due to their lack of exposure to communicative English language context. The rigid Grammar Translation curriculum at their secondary and higher secondary level hamper their learning and acquisition ability at the tertiary level verbal English classroom. At the same time, the difference between the culture of learning and culture of classroom in both tertiary and secondary level also creates obstacle in their language learning. As a result, the sole purpose of oral communication course fails. Though this paper is not only research on the English-speaking problems faced by the students and there are not any exact methods are found to relief their anxiety on English language. But there are some possible discoveries came out from the study through which speaking problems in English can be improved. The methodology for this dissertation has been conducted by observing and surveyed 3 private universities in Dhaka city along with a group of students and instructors of these universities. The results that I have found from teachers’ survey report that- students participate more in audio-video clips, music videos and 12.51% result is found for both audio-visual communication answered by them. Students shyness (42.85%) and fear of speaking (28.56%) are also high comparing to other factors; like- lack of practices, afraid of making mistakes etc. are also responsible for hampering the oral English communication among them. The results of this study showed that group or pair discussion along with communication with teachers in the classroom and spontaneous/regular practice will be more effective to speak in English language. As the present condition, English language is vastly spreading its area all over the world. This study will help the educational sector along with create the awareness for both teacher and student about the speaking skills in English language to keep pace with the fast running world. And the research will give some ideas and motivation to the interlocutor and students to use English language in proper and accurate way also to keep pace with the world.