VietTESOL International Convention, VietTESOL International Convention 2018

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Recommendations for Improving EFL Student’s Writing Skills
Anh Thi Ngoc Dang

Building: A12
Room: Room 303
Date: 2018-10-12 02:45 PM – 03:15 PM
Last modified: 2018-09-16

Abstract


Among the four English skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), writing is commonly known as the most difficult but the least liked skill although it plays a crucial role in language production. At University of Economics and Business Administration – Thai Nguyen University (TUEBA), Writing is one of the compulsory subjects in the English curriculum for high quality training program with the aim of promoting students’ English commands for their academic training and future career development. Actually, there are numerous factors influencing EFL student’s learning process that shape the learning results. The purposes of this study are to look into the challenges the students encounter when learning to write English, and identify factors hindering their writing skills. Especially, this research focuses on obtaining flexible and suitable recommendations for improving student’s writing skills in the 4th Industrial Revolution. The research was carried out through survey questionnaires with 22 TUEBA’s freshmen of the high quality training program and the error analysis of their writing samples. The findings showed the major problems in student’s writing are the lack of vocabulary, the limited knowledge of grammar and the insufficiency of writing skills. These challenges are affected by various factors as the materials, the teaching methods and the students themselves. The study suggests remedial measures such as raising student’s awareness and motivation, developing writing materials, improving English curriculum and boosting teaching methods with the application of technology in managing student’s work and giving correction and feedback.

 


Keywords


Recommendations, English writing skill, high quality training program, Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration.