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|Title||A Suggested Program for Tacking Difficulties Facing University Students English Communication Skills in Gaza|
This study aimed at revealing the main difficulties facing English majors in oral communication skills at the Islamic University of Gaza (I.U.G.), and suggesting a program for tackling some of these difficulties by answering the following questions: - What are the difficulties facing English majors in oral communications skills inGaza? - Are there any statistically differences at (α ≤ 0.05) at oral communication skills difficulties facing English majors at Islamic university due to gender (male and female). - What are the suggested program for tackling some difficulties facing English majors in oral communication skills at the Islamic University of Gaza ? To fulfill the aim of the study , the researcher followed the descriptive analytical and constructive methods. She prepared a list of skills that English majors should gain and which are needed for acquiring oral communicative ability . It includes (13)main skills : asking and answering questions, future plans and intention, socializing, finding the way, apologize and excuses, appointment ,giving your opinion, problems and advice , reservations , invitations , requests and offers , certainty and un certainty , and regrets and criticism. The researcher used these skills as a questionnaire to know what skills are important or not from teachers' point of views. The researcher also prepared a diagnostic test containing the difficult skills revealed by experts' opinions by open questionnaire and the researcher suggested a program for tackling difficulties facing students in oral communications skills . The researcher applied her test on English majors as a survey sample. To know the causes of these difficulties she interviewed the four oral communication teachers in the English department at I.U.G. Percentages, means, Pearson correlation and T- test were used to analyze the data statistically. The results showed that: - There were difficulties in oral communication skills , the most difficulties in: regrets and criticism, certainty and un certainty , requests and offers, reservations, socializing, finding the way, and appointment. - There were different causes to these difficulties most of which were related to English majors, teachers, subject , the university system. - There were no statistically significant differences at (α ≤ 0.05) between English majors in oral having oral communication skills difficulties due to the gender (male and female) - There were relevant recommendations for English majors, teachers, the university system, and preparing learning materials. The most significant ones were: - It is necessary for English majors to expand their knowledge through interaction and participation with each others ; - It is useful if the staff of the English department cooperate between themselves in solving English majors' difficulties. - It is necessary to provide the English department with teachers who are specialized in oral communication learning or native speakers.
|Publisher||the islamic university|
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