Oral communication in English classes at senior high school

University essay from Luleå/Utbildningsvetenskap

Abstract: The aim of this work was to study students´ opinions about oral
communication during English lessons at Senior High School. In the
communicative society we live in today it is important that people have the
ability to communicate orally in English. The curriculum clearly states
that Senior High School should develop the oral communication and social
competence of the students. It has been shown that this is not always the
case. Research shows that the typical communication in a classroom is a one-
way communication where the teacher talks and the students are given the
opportunity to say a few words. This study has focused on investigating how
students in three practical classes and three theoretical classes in their
final year of Senior High School feel when they have to communicate orally
in English at school. It has also discussed their opinions about oral
communication in general and if they think it is an equal distribution
between oral communication and written exercises during their English
lessons.

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