Teachers’ Understanding And Experiences In The Teaching Of Oral Communication At Ordinary Level With Reference To Sadza Cluster In Chikomba District

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to investigate the teachers’ understanding and experiences in

the teaching of oral communication in English at O’ Level in Sadza Cluster in Chikomba

District. The study was necessitated by the need to know the teachers’ understanding and

experiences in the teaching of oral communication in English. A qualitative research design

premised on phenomenology was used for it enabled the researcher to get current and on the

ground information of teachers’ understanding and experiences in the teaching of oral

communication at O’ Level. The population comprised of all English teacher from each of

the 7 schools in Sadza Cluster. Purposive sampling was used to select English teachers who

were interviewed. All the seven teachers participated in this study by answering interview

question. The researcher used interview guides and biographical data to collect data from the

teachers. The study revealed that pupils need to be exposed to resource materials and engaged

in interactive activities to enhance their oral proficiency.

The teachers acknowledged that they rarely concentrated on the teaching of oral

communication as it was no tested or examined at O’ Level. Teachers were using structural

teaching methods as they wanted to enhance pupils’ writing skills in preparation for the final

written examination, thereby ignoring oral skills. The researcher thus recommended that the

curriculum should include oral tests at O’ Level and that teachers should be eclectic in their

selection of teaching method in order to produce students who have both oral and written

English proficiency. The researcher also recommended that pupils should be taught oral

communication starting at lower levels.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). Teachers’ Understanding And Experiences In The Teaching Of Oral Communication At Ordinary Level With Reference To Sadza Cluster In Chikomba District. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 16, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/teachers-understanding-and-experiences-in-the-teaching-of-oral-communication-at-ordinary-level-with-reference-to-sadza-cluster-in-chikomba-district

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "Teachers’ Understanding And Experiences In The Teaching Of Oral Communication At Ordinary Level With Reference To Sadza Cluster In Chikomba District" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 04 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/teachers-understanding-and-experiences-in-the-teaching-of-oral-communication-at-ordinary-level-with-reference-to-sadza-cluster-in-chikomba-district . Accessed 16 May. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "Teachers’ Understanding And Experiences In The Teaching Of Oral Communication At Ordinary Level With Reference To Sadza Cluster In Chikomba District". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 04 May. 2021. Web. 16 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/teachers-understanding-and-experiences-in-the-teaching-of-oral-communication-at-ordinary-level-with-reference-to-sadza-cluster-in-chikomba-district >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "Teachers’ Understanding And Experiences In The Teaching Of Oral Communication At Ordinary Level With Reference To Sadza Cluster In Chikomba District" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 16, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/teachers-understanding-and-experiences-in-the-teaching-of-oral-communication-at-ordinary-level-with-reference-to-sadza-cluster-in-chikomba-district