Teaching English As A Second Language: Factors Affecting Learning Speaking Skills

Teaching English As A Second Language: Factors Affecting Learning Speaking Skills
Authors : Dr. B. Madhavi Latha, PETTELA RAMESH
Publication Date: 25-09-2012


Author(s):  Dr. B. Madhavi Latha, PETTELA RAMESH

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Volume/Issue:   Vol.1 - Issue 7 (September - 2012)

e-ISSN:   2278-0181


In today°«s globalized world, the language used most often is English. English has become the lingua franca for communication, business, education and opportunity in general. English occupies a place of prestige in our country. Even after decades of colonial rule, no indigenous language has come up to replace English, either as a medium of communication or as an official language. India is a multi-lingual country where people speak more than 350 languages and dialects. Indians are used to a particular pattern of pronunciation, intonation, stress and phonology of their mother tongue, when they start learning English language with its own set of patterns and rules, the confusion begins. This results in the problems in teaching and learning process of English language. Moreover, lack of proper official data regarding how many people speak English, the proficiency levels of Indian teachers and learners leads to the difficulties in planning and implementing development in English language and its teaching and learning process. This paper makes an attempt in identifying the factors affecting learning speaking skills and outlines feasible solutions.


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