This article is a part of my dissertation project, which examines teachers' and students' perceptions on the factors influencing the speaking fluency of L2 students in universities in Vietnam. This article was conducted to investigate factors that impact the development of L2 speaking fluency in higher education in Vietnam. Specifically, the current study is on the impact of technology in developing oral fluency in higher education in Vietnam. The mixed-method was created with this purpose. Data was collected via close-ended questionnaires for thirty students and thirteen teachers and semi-structured interview questions for instructors. The findings indicate that technology has a positive influence on English oral fluency. In addition, the findings reveal that technology can help students improve their communication skills and speaking fluency.
- Bahrani, T. (2011). Speaking Fluency : Technology in EFL Context or Social Interaction in ESL. Studies in Literature and Language, 2(2), 162–168.
- Blake, C. (2009). Potential of Text-Based for Improving Internet Oral Fluency Chats in a Second Language. The Modern Language Journal, 93(2), 227–240. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-4781.2009.00858.x
- Braul, B. (2006). ESL teacher perceptions and attitudes toward using computer-assisted language learning (CALL): Recommendations for effective CALL practice. Unpublished MA Thesis, Department of Secondary Education, Edmonton, Alberta.
- Dang, N. T. (2011). Exploring CALL Options for Teaching EFL in Vietnam. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.library.uq.edu.au/docview/879631946
- Chastain, K. (1988). Developing second-language skills: Theory and practice (3rd ed.). Orlando: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
- KRASHEN, S. (1981) Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Learning. Oxford: Pergamon Press.
- Kormos, J., & Dénes, M. (2004). Exploring measures and perceptions of fluency in the speech of second language learners. System, 32(2), 145–164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2004.01.001
- Le, T. Van. (2018). SOCIAL MEDIA IN LEARNING ENGLISH IN VIETNAM A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education in the University of Canterbury by Thinh Van Le University of Canterbury Table of Contents.
- Nguyen, H. T., Warren, W., & Fehring, H. (2014). Factors affecting English language teaching and learning in higher education. English Language Teaching, 7(8), 94–105. https://doi.org/10.5539/elt.v7n8p94
- Nakaya, K., & Murota, M. (2016). Development of a Mobile Application for Listening and Scaffolded Autonomous Summary Speaking and Its Effectiveness for Increasing Fluency. INFORMATION AND SYSTEMS IN EDUCATION, 15(1), 48–61. Retrieved from https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/ejsise/15/1/15_48/_pdf
- Son, J. (2013). INTERACTIVE DIALOGUES IN LANGUAGE SOFTWARE TO DEVELOP SPEAKING FLUENCY: A STUDY OF PRESERVICE ENGLISH TEACHERS IN KOREA. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.library.uq.edu.au/docview/1430497920/
- Parvin, R.H., & Salam, S.F. (2015). The effectiveness of using technology in English language classrooms in government primary schools in Bangladesh. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2(1), 47- 59.
- Peeraer, J., & Petegem, P. Van. (2010). Factors Influencing Integration of ICT in Higher Education in Vietnam. Proceedings of Global Learn 2010, 84(2005), 916–924.
- Razagifard, P. (2013). The impact of text-based CMC on improving L2 oral fluency. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 29(3), 270–279. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcal.12000
- Wang, Z. (2014). Developing Accuracy and Fluency in Spoken English of Chinese EFL Learners. English Language Teaching, 7(2). https://doi.org/10.5539/elt.v7n2p110