PROMOTING ENGLISH SPEAKING SKILLS: LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE EFL CLASSROOMS CONTEXT

A. Abid

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As they are candidate of school English teachers in Indonesian schools, graduates of English education programs in Indonesia are expected to demonstrate adequate understanding of English pedagogical knowledge and uses. Yet, it is widely acknowledged that during their language and teaching training, many of these teacher candidates often experience various challenges, particularly in the domain of English-speaking skills. This paper, therefore, sought to explore how teacher educators (TEs) attempted to deal with such challenges in their teaching praxis. Drawing on a qualitative research approach, data were collected from TEs working in a university in the north part of Indonesia who were selected purposively, and classroom observation field-notes. Findings revealed two major themes, designing classroom tasks and promoting group work, which highlights the need to create a fun and stimulating classroom atmosphere for the TEs to foster improvement in English speaking skills.

 

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games, group work, teacher educator, English speaking skills

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