Utilizing Video Recording to Develop EFL Student’s Speaking Skills

EFL speaking skill speaking performance video recording

Authors

  • Thi Ngoc Anh Dang
    dangngocanh@tueba.edu.vn
    EFL Lecturer, Faculty of Basic Foundations, Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Bussiness Administration, Thai Nguyen, Vietnam
  • Van Thinh Nguyen Lecturer, Faculty of Tourism, Ha Long University, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
  • Pham Thi Nga EFL Lecturer, Faculty of Basic Foundations, Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Bussiness Administration, Thai Nguyen, Vietnam
May 1, 2022

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Speaking skill plays a crucial part of the curriculum in any language teaching, yet it is considered one of the most difficult aspects of language learning. Speaking is a significant skill with complex constituents that need to be mastered by the learners, including vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, fluency, and interactive communication so that they can obtain success in their life, work, and study in this globalized world. Nevertheless, EFL language learners are finding it difficult to convey their thoughts effectively in the target language, and creating a successful speaking lesson has always been a challenging task for the teachers. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of utilizing video recording on EFL students' speaking skills and performance at Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration (TUEBA). It also attempts to explore the students' perceptions of the utilization of video recording in completing speaking assignments. The research involves 26 freshmen of the advanced program at TUEBA randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The data were collected based on the pretest, posttest, and questionnaire for analysis. The divergence between the pretest and posttest scores revealed that the experimental groups possessed higher achievements as a result of employing video recording. In addition, the survey respondents showed positive attitudes toward the application of video recording in fostering their oral skills. The results from the study are expected to provide grounds for suggestions and recommendations for the teaching and learning speaking for both the advanced program and the standard one at TUEBA.