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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(3), 283-287
DOI: 10.12691/education-4-3-9
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Oral English Communication Strategies among Vietnamese Non-majors of English at Intermediate Level

Nguyen Thi Thu1, and Nguyen Thi Kieu Thu2,

1Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

2Faculty of Foreign Languages, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Pub. Date: March 19, 2016

Cite this paper:
Nguyen Thi Thu and Nguyen Thi Kieu Thu. Oral English Communication Strategies among Vietnamese Non-majors of English at Intermediate Level. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(3):283-287. doi: 10.12691/education-4-3-9

Abstract

English communicative competence is now considered as a golden key to the successful integration into the world. However, it is widely accepted that oral communicative competence of English non-majors in Vietnam is far from expectation at the completion of university education. Meanwhile, studies on communication strategies (CSs) are insufficient in Vietnam as most previous communication-related studies in Vietnamese context appeared to mainly focus on linguistic or methodological factors influencing communicative competences of Vietnamese students. Thus, this paper reports a study which generalizes communication strategies by Vietnamese non-majors of English whose English proficiency is intermediate. The study was both quantitative qualitative in which an integrated CS framework by Malasit, Y. and Sarobol, N. (2013) [1] combining those of Tarone (1980) [2], Faerch & Kasper (1983) [3], and Dornyei & Scott (1997) [4] was used to analyse and identify students’ use of CSs in their recorded speaking performance. Data from recordings and informal interviews with the students will help provide recommendations for English teaching and learning for communicative competence in Vietnam.

Keywords:
oral communication strategies English non-majors intermediate

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