The Role of Critical Friends Groups on Improving University Students’ Speaking Accuracy (A Case Study of Albaha University Students’ At Faculty of Sciences and Arts-Almandaq) (Published)
This paper investigates the positive effect of critical friends groups on improving university students’ speaking accuracy. Different speaking activities are also considered and discussed in this study. In this respect, the control and experimental groups data are documented through speaking activities and observation checklists. Speaking activities pre- and post-tests are administered to the both groups. Twenty participants are assigned as a control group and the same amount as an experimental one. The students’ achievement is recorded for further analysis. The recorded data is transcribed and measured through speaking accuracy rubric. An analytic scale is also employed by the researcher himself as an observation checklist in pre- and post-test sessions to assess students’ performance. The outcome of the both analyses showed that critical friends groups can improve students’ ability in speaking accuracy. Moreover, the comparison between findings of accuracy of the two groups demonstrated students’ speaking improvement.