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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 Speaking with Self-Confidence: A Case of Vietnamese University EFL Learners and Video-Based Technology

In foreign language learning, speaking skills, which are considered as one of the most important, are underpinned by students' sense of self-confidence. Students often demonstrate this quality by taking photos or videos of themselves for social media sharing and similar activities. Teachers have explored advantages of Flipgrid as an online teaching tool which incorporates both photo and video content, similar to how students might engage with online social media. One language learning scholar notes an important benefit of Flipgrid is motivating students to speak and express themselves without shyness. This study aims to present an overview of Flipgrid, and its implementation in a classroom context, aimed at improving student self-confidence in speaking English as a foreign language. Conducted over a six-week period, this qualitative study featured thirty-five Vietnamese EFL freshmen who undertook an online questionnaire designed to assess their self-perceptions regarding their use of Flipgrid concerning their self-confidence in speaking English. Findings indicated most students were aware of their own learning autonomy which helped them achieve greater progress in their performance as their self-confidence increased. Nevertheless, some students still lacked motivation in speaking English, so this study presents pedagogical recommendations that teachers should consider in their encouragement and assessment of students which play an important part in students' self-confidence. To address this, the researchers recommend video-based teaching strategies in oral presentation classes, with opportunities for online peer feedback.

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In foreign language learning, speaking skills, which are considered as one of the most important, are underpinned by students' sense of self-confidence. Students often demonstrate this quality by taking photos or videos of themselves for social media sharing and similar activities. Teachers have explored advantages of Flipgrid as an online teaching tool which incorporates both photo and video content, similar to how students might engage with online social media. One language learning scholar notes an important benefit of Flipgrid is motivating students to speak and express themselves without shyness. This study aims to present an overview of Flipgrid, and its implementation in a classroom context, aimed at improving student self-confidence in speaking English as a foreign language. Conducted over a six-week period, this qualitative study featured thirty-five Vietnamese EFL freshmen who undertook an online questionnaire designed to assess their self-perceptions regarding their use of Flipgrid concerning their self-confidence in speaking English. Findings indicated most students were aware of their own learning autonomy which helped them achieve greater progress in their performance as their self-confidence increased. Nevertheless, some students still lacked motivation in speaking English, so this study presents pedagogical recommendations that teachers should consider in their encouragement and assessment of students which play an important part in students' self-confidence. To address this, the researchers recommend video-based teaching strategies in oral presentation classes, with opportunities for online peer feedback.

Lecturer
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Thai Nguyen University of Sciences
Lecturer
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Thai Nguyen University of Sciences
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Mr. Viet Khoa
Lecturer
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University of Languages and International Studies, VNU Hanoi
Dr. Huong Nguyen
Teacher
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Hanoi University of Industry
Mrs. Quynh Nguyen
Lecturer
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Thai Nguyen University of Sciences
Ms. Trang Ly
English Lecturer
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An Giang University, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City
Ms. Thanh Huynh
English lecturer
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Van Lang University
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