An Assessment of Factors That Affect Students Speaking Skill: The Case of First Year English Major Students at Debre Markos University



This study was carried out to assess  on the factors that affect students speaking skill. There are many problems have to affect students speaking skill like: lack of vocabulary, lack of pronunciation and mother tongue influence. The major objective of this study was to assess factors that affect students speaking skill. The case of first year English major students at Debre Markos University. The researcher used all first year English major students. Therefore, the researcher used comprehensive methods since the number of students. The studies were gathered through observation and questionnaires. The collected data were analyzed by using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The finding of the study showed that students did not communicate by English language because they have shyness, lack of vocabulary and lack of interest. were the factors that affect students speaking skill. The finally conclusion, this study has tried to find out the major factors affect students speaking skill. And the recommendation of this study students should practice way of pronouncing words through different techniques like, listening English language media, using dictionary to know the exact sound of the word.

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-17-01

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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