The Role of Oral Presentations in Developing Undergraduate Learners' Speaking Skills in Bangladesh

Authors

  • Firoz Akanda Department of English and Modern Languages IUBAT-International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, Dhaka
  • Lulu Al Marzan Department of English and Modern Languages IUBAT-International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, Dhaka
  • Md Sadekul Islam Department of English and Modern Languages IUBAT-International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/iubatr.v5i1.64595

Keywords:

Development; Speaking; Grammatical Mistakes; Oral Presentation; Speaking Skills; Spelling Mistake.

Abstract

Developing speaking skills is considered an important goal for tertiary-level students in Bangladesh. Learning oral presentation techniques can lead learners to communicative competency, especially speaking competence. This paper explores the role of oral presentations in developing undergraduate EFL (English as a foreign language) learners' speaking skills in selected private universities in Bangladesh. The study followed a quantitative method and collected data from one hundred thirty-five EFL tertiary-level students. The findings show that oral presentations have positive impacts on learners' motivation and enhance their speaking skills. At the same time, the findings also indicate that there are a number of potential factors that hinder the learners' oral delivery which include their lack of motivation, limited vocabulary, anxiety, and fear. The study results have implications for instructional design and delivery at the tertiary level in Bangladesh as well as in other similar contexts.

IUBAT Review—A Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, 5 (1): 89-99

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2022-12-29

How to Cite

Akanda, F., Marzan, L. A., & Islam, M. S. (2022). The Role of Oral Presentations in Developing Undergraduate Learners’ Speaking Skills in Bangladesh. IUBAT Review, 5(1), 89–99. https://doi.org/10.3329/iubatr.v5i1.64595

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