Exploring the Perceptions of Undergraduate University Students about their English Speaking skills in Hazara Division

Authors

  • Adden Naseem
  • Sana Mehmood
  • Awais Ahmed Riaz Awan
  • Alia Niazi

Keywords:

Perceptions of Students, English Language Skills, BS Students, University level, Pakistan

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the perception of BS students about their English speaking skills. The study’s objectives were, to measure English language speaking skills of BS students in Universities of Hazara Division Pakistan and to find out possible reasons of weak speaking skills of English language of BS students in Universities of Hazara Division Pakistan. The population of the study comprised of all enrolled BS students in English Department of two selected universities, Abbottabad University of Science and Tchnology and COMSATS Abbottabad , Pakistan. Data was collected from 50 undergraduate students of English Department of both universities by using systematic sampling technique through a questionnaire consisted of 40 items. For data analysis, percentage and frequency technique were used as statistical techniques. Results revealed that University students generally display confidence in speaking English, expressing ideas clearly, and utilizing vocabulary, but face challenges in maintaining conversations and understanding diverse accents. Pronunciation and grammar skills are considered strong, yet fear of speaking and limited exposure hinder progress. Addressing language balance in classes, enhancing motivation, promoting idiomatic usage, and improving comprehension strategies are key areas requiring focused intervention for students to excel in English language proficiency. It was recommended that Encourage exposure to native speaker audio materials. students listen to improve pronunciation, educators can recommend and provide access to authentic audio resources like podcasts, interviews, and recordings. This exposure can help students develop accurate pronunciation and intonation to improve there language skills.

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Published

2023-11-15

How to Cite

Adden Naseem, Sana Mehmood, Awais Ahmed Riaz Awan, & Alia Niazi. (2023). Exploring the Perceptions of Undergraduate University Students about their English Speaking skills in Hazara Division. Panacea Journal of Linguistics & Literature, 2(2), 39–50. Retrieved from https://journals.airsd.org/index.php/pjll/article/view/275

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