VietTESOL International Convention, VietTESOL International Convention 2019

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Empowering students speaking skills with Flipgrid among Tourism Students at Vanlang University
Oanh Thi Kieu Doan, Thanh Ngoc Huynh

Building: Library
Room: Lobby - 3rd Floor
Date: 2019-10-11 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM
Last modified: 2019-10-09

Abstract


As an international language, English teaching and learning has been a growing concern in the field of education. Nowadays together with global trends, English communication is more and more dominant in every aspect, including work, business, science, technology and travel. As a result, the English language can offer students treasures of knowledge in all subjects and support them to fulfill their dreams so that they can go outside of the country and study abroad. In the context of education in Vietnam, nevertheless, English teaching and learning face with some common obstacles, such as too many paper tests focusing on Grammar and large class size. Such problems affect a lot on the effectiveness of practicing English speaking skill in class. This research aims to present the application of Flipgrid which is a leading video discussion platform used by over 30,000 teachers. It is now shared by students over the world in the effort to help students enhance their English communication skill. There are 100 students in Tourism major at Van Lang University attending the research and doing the survey. The results show the students’ interest in doing assignments on Flipgrid, their progress in speaking skill as well as their confidence improvement in using English for communication. Besides, some suggestions for more efficient use of the website are mentioned in large classes.


Keywords


Flipgrid; speaking skill; communication; video discussion