The Effect of a Task-Based Instructional Program on Improving Al Al-Bayt Univerity Students’ English Speaking Skill of Accuracy (Published)
This study investigates the effect of a Task-Based Instructional (TBI) program on improving Al al-Bayt University students’ English speaking skill of accuracy. A sample of 64 students was divided into three groups: a pilot study group, a control group and an experimental group. The experimental group was taught for eight weeks using the suggested TBI speaking program. The control group was taught for eight weeks using the teacher’s book. To assess students’ speaking skill of accuracy, a speaking pre-post test was designed and a scoring scale was adapted. Students’ responses were recorded on audio files. They were scored by two different raters and correlation coefficient was calculated. The findings of the study revealed that there were statistically significant differences at (α=0.05) in the mean scores of the accuracy post test between the experimental group students and the control group students in favor of the experimental group students due to using the TBI program.
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.