Students' Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Using Non-Traditional Techniques to Improve Oral Communication Skills

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Hebron University Journal
Year of Publication: 
2013
Authors: 
Fayez M. Aqel Taha
Department of English Language and Literature ,Faculty of humanities, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Current Affiliation: 
Department of English Language and Literature ,Faculty of humanities, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Khaled Dweikat
Al-Quds Open University
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

This study aimed at investigating students' perceptions of the effectiveness of using non-traditional techniques to improve oral communication skills. To answer the questions of the study, a 41-item questionnaire was used to measure the perceptions of 83 students who studied the course Oral Communication at An-Najah University in the first semester of the academic year 2011/2012. The students were given the opportunity to use a variety of non-traditional techniques and resources for the sake of improving oral communication skills. The results revealed that the total score of the students' perceptions of the effectiveness of using non-traditional techniques was very high. Moreover, the results showed no significant differences at (α=0.05) between the means of students' perceptions due to students' level, previous linguistic background and Cumulative Grade-Average in all domains except the total score.

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