An Investigation in to Using Communicative Activities in Teaching English Speaking Skills at High Schools in Bac Ninh Province
1Nguyen Thi Thu Hoai, Ph.D, 2 Le Thi Hong Chuyen, B.A
1School of Foreign Languages, Thai Nguyen University
2Yen Phong number 1 High School, Bac Ninh

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The present study aims to investigate the reality of teaching and learning English speaking by using communicative activities for students in grade 10th at High schools in Bac Ninh province in Vietnam. There were ten teachers and 300 students participated in the study. Both qualitative and quantitative methodology were applied in the research. The data of research was collected by three research instruments including questionnaires, class observation and interviews. The study proved that teachers used Game, Discussion and Role play more than Class survey. Applying these activities was flexible and dependent upon the cognitive ability of students. Another finding from the survey was that both teachers and students felt interested in using communicative activities in speaking lessons. In the effort of carrying out various methods of research, the study explored the difficulties in the application of communicative for grade 10th students’ English speaking classes at two high schools. With these findings, the research suggestion could help the teachers and students at two high schools improve their quality of teaching and learning English, especially in speaking skills.


speaking skills, communicative activities, speaking lessons, group work


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