The Effectiveness of Bandura’s Social Learning Theory in Learning English Speaking Skill among Secondary School EFL Students

Abstract

Since its first proposal by the psychologist Albert Bandura in 1971, the social learning theory has become the most dominant theory of learning (Cherry, 2016) in which Bandura extended the scope of learning stratgies by addressing observation. This research aimed to investigate whether Bandura’s social learning theory (SLT) can be used in learning English speaking skill among secondary school EFL students. It also aimed to assess the possible consequences of incorporating the perspectives of this theory into English classes. The data were collected by means of a questionnaire which was administered to one hundred subjects in person. For data analysis, descriptive statistics were applied to analyze data by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The results indicated that SLT could help EFL students to speak English fluently with confidence. Further, SLT could enhance the creativity, learnability, and attention of EFL students.

Keywords: EFL students, English Speech, social learning theories

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Pages: 11-23 (Download PDF)

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