PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS OF USING GROUP DISCUSSION ACTIVITIES IN GENERAL ENGLISH CLASSES AT DONG NAI TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY, VIETNAM

Le Thi Hong Tuyen

Abstract


The paper discusses the current state and solutions of using group discussions in general English classes at Dong Nai University of Technology. It shows that using group discussions in English speaking classes is a very active and effective teaching and learning method. However, some teachers still do not understand how to deploy group work for their students to bring the best effect. Besides, many students still face some difficulties when participating in group discussions, there are still shy students who do not dare to express their personal opinions in front of the group; rely on other group members or use Vietnamese too much in the discussion process. At the same time, the paper also points out practical solutions, appropriate to improve the problems that both teachers and students are facing during group discussions. From there, teachers can deploy and organize group discussion activities more effectively; students can be more confident during group discussions.

 

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group discussion, problems and solutions, language teaching

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Brilhart, J. K. and Galanes, G. J. (1992). Effective group discussion. Wm. C. Brown Publishers.

Dillon, J. T. (1994). Using discussion in classrooms. Buckingham, Philadelphia: Open University Press.

Wilen, W. (1990). Teaching and learning through discussion, the theory, research and practice of the discussion method. Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A.: Charles C. Thomas Publisher.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejfl.v6i2.4264

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