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Oct 16, 2020 12:00 Noon - Aug 31, 2021 01:45 PM(Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh)
20201016T1200 20201016T1345 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh Infusing Cooperative Learning into an EFL Classroom to Enhance Restaurant-Majored Students’ Speaking Skill

Infusing Cooperative Learning into an EFL Classroom to Enhance Restaurant-Majored Students' Speaking Skill English speaking, for a variety of restaurant-majored students, seems to be difficult. This study sought to explore if students can grow out of the speaking challenges by engaging in Cooperative Learning activities.75 second-year students including 29 males and 46 females, ranging between 20-22 years of ages, from the two Restaurant English classes at the Faculty of Tourism of Phan Thiet University in Binh Thuan Province were invited to participate in the study. One class was treated as the experimental group (EG) and the other as the control group. In this study, questionnaires, observations and interviews were applied, the results of speaking pretest, mid-term and final tests were used. During the 11-week course, Cooperative Learning activities were incorporated into 5 units from Restaurant English, the newest addition to LiveABC's Practical English for Professionals textbook series, published in Vietnam in 2010. The findings substantiated not only the benefits of Cooperative Learning activities in fostering students' speaking skill but also the fact that restaurant-majored students are willing to make positive changes and EFL lecturers should design interesting activities so that students can immerse themselves in talking cooperatively. Keywords: Cooperative Learning, English speaking proficiency, restaurant-majored students

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Infusing Cooperative Learning into an EFL Classroom to Enhance Restaurant-Majored Students' Speaking Skill English speaking, for a variety of restaurant-majored students, seems to be difficult. This study sought to explore if students can grow out of the speaking challenges by engaging in Cooperative Learning activities.75 second-year students including 29 males and 46 females, ranging between 20-22 years of ages, from the two Restaurant English classes at the Faculty of Tourism of Phan Thiet University in Binh Thuan Province were invited to participate in the study. One class was treated as the experimental group (EG) and the other as the control group. In this study, questionnaires, observations and interviews were applied, the results of speaking pretest, mid-term and final tests were used. During the 11-week course, Cooperative Learning activities were incorporated into 5 units from Restaurant English, the newest addition to LiveABC's Practical English for Professionals textbook series, published in Vietnam in 2010. The findings substantiated not only the benefits of Cooperative Learning activities in fostering students' speaking skill but also the fact that restaurant-majored students are willing to make positive changes and EFL lecturers should design interesting activities so that students can immerse themselves in talking cooperatively. Keywords: Cooperative Learning, English speaking proficiency, restaurant-majored students

Lecturer
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Binh Thuan province vocational college
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Teacher Trainer
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National Technical Training Institute
Personal Assistant to Deputy Head of School
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Australian International School Phnom Penh
Dr. Thu Hien Nguyen
Senior Lecturer
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University of Languages and International Studies,Vietnam National University
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