Le Thi Hanh, Nguyen Van Duc


The research was conducted by the teacher as a writer of the study at Dong Nai Technology University. The study was carried out by using group discussion with two aims. They are: (1) to investigate the EFL students’ attitudes towards group discussion in their speaking classes and (2) to evaluate the effectiveness of applying group discussion activity in English speaking classes. The results of the study show that group discussion activity helped increase most of the students’ motivation in speaking lessons. Moreover, the findings of the study also indicated that after using group discussion activity in speaking lessons, the number of students getting GPA from B to A+ increased significantly with the rate from 35% to 63,33%. The researchers’ expectation was resulted by using group discussion activity in improving the students' speaking proficiency.


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