THE IMPACTS OF TECHNOLOGY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF L2 ORAL FLUENCY IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN VIETNAM

Keywords

speaking fluency, technology, L2 oral fluency, teachers’ perceptions, students’ perceptions

Abstract

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.

https://doi.org/10.26459/hueunijssh.v131i6C.6549

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