Exploring the Management of Anxiety in Advanced EFL Classes through English Clubs Provision for Oral Communication Improvement Secondary Schools in Benin (Published)
One of the major challenges that EFL students have to face in francophone countries is their inability to speak the English language due to many causes among which the linguistic environment and the fear of making mistakes while speaking. To solve the problem, some Beninese students refer to English Clubs (ECs) activities that provide them with a flexible learning environment. To shed light on the effectiveness of these EC programs, the present study has attempted to explore the management of language anxiety and the development of speaking ability through student participation in these programs. The findings have shown that ECs can offer a pedagogical environment where participants progressively get rid of hindrances like anxiety, stress, fear of making mistakes and being ridiculed while they develop self-esteem and oral communication and gain flexibility and fluency. Based on these findings, the study has addressed the pedagogical value of ECs programs and recommended the support of educational authorities if the battle for the oral communication of Beninese students is to be won.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND STUDENT’S PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS (Published)
The present study was conducted at Lucknow District in Uttar Pradesh. The purpose of this study is to document how being perform in extra-curricular activities can influence development in academics, social skills, and high school completion. In this paper we study the possible influence of extracurricular activities on student’s performance of eighth-and ninth graders. 120 students of age group between 13 to 16 years comprised the sample of the study. Self made questionnaire for school students were administered. Data was analyzed in term of percentage and t-test analysis. The statistical analysis revealed that all the 6 types of extracurricular activities, viz. Yoga, Horse riding, Sport activities, Dance, Music and Indoor and outdoor activities together showed significant role in some extracurricular activities and Student’s performance of Government and Private School. Students who participate in extracurricular activities generally benefit from the many opportunities afforded them. Benefits of participating in extracurricular activities included having better grades, having higher standardized test scores and higher educational attainment, attending school more regularly, and having higher a higher self concept. Those who participate in out-of-school activities often have higher grade point averages, a decrease in absenteeism, and an increased connectedness to the school. Finally, we discuss the possible influence of extracurricular activities on student’s performance and whether such participation is advisable.