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20201016T1350 20201016T1450 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh Enhancing Effective Speaking Skills through authentic tasks in English for Tourism 3 at University of Dalat

Teaching English for Specific Purposes or teaching English in contexts is now encouraged to create a real atmosphere to practice the language which is limited at most schools. One of the challenges in those settings is to involve students in meaningful speaking activities so that they can use the language actively. Students' low levels of vocabulary and pronunciation are determinant factors that prevent them from practicing their English. Additionally, the natural anxiety and fear many learners experience using the language orally also play their role in the situation (Ansari, 2015; Soto-Santiago, Rivera, & Mazak, 2015; Tsiplakides, 2009). Students are motivated to connect the knowledge received in classes with real life. This really helps them use English in new contexts. In the subject of English for Tourism 3 at University of Dalat, speaking activities are concerned with role-plays and video-making of guiding a tour which they've learned in class. As a consequence, the main purpose of the article is to introduce authentic tasks in the process of engaging English in the real world such as making role-plays, making commentaries in the 'university campus tour' for the whole class and being a local guide in the tour program at University of Dalat designed by DLU student's club. Given the importance of engaging students in active learning, in an appropriate environment for teaching EFL, authentic tasks were thought of as an effective alternative to bring students' reality to the classroom to foster oral production.

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Teaching English for Specific Purposes or teaching English in contexts is now encouraged to create a real atmosphere to practice the language which is limited at most schools. One of the challenges in those settings is to involve students in meaningful speaking activities so that they can use the language actively. Students' low levels of vocabulary and pronunciation are determinant factors that prevent them from practicing their English. Additionally, the natural anxiety and fear many learners experience using the language orally also play their role in the situation (Ansari, 2015; Soto-Santiago, Rivera, & Mazak, 2015; Tsiplakides, 2009). Students are motivated to connect the knowledge received in classes with real life. This really helps them use English in new contexts. In the subject of English for Tourism 3 at University of Dalat, speaking activities are concerned with role-plays and video-making of guiding a tour which they've learned in class. As a consequence, the main purpose of the article is to introduce authentic tasks in the process of engaging English in the real world such as making role-plays, making commentaries in the 'university campus tour' for the whole class and being a local guide in the tour program at University of Dalat designed by DLU student's club. Given the importance of engaging students in active learning, in an appropriate environment for teaching EFL, authentic tasks were thought of as an effective alternative to bring students' reality to the classroom to foster oral production.

lecturer
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Faculty of Foreign Languages - University of Dalat
Vice-Dean, ESP Department
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University of Foreign Language Studies - The University of Danang
Mr. Dara Heng
The Global Child Organization
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The Global Child Organization
Regional English Language Officer
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U.S. Department of State
Lecturer
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HAUI
Dr. Duyen Le
Lecturer
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University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University
Mr. Duy Hieu Dao
English teacher
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Ngo May high school
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