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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 THE IMPORTANCE OF TRANSLANGUAGING IN IMPROVING FLUENCY IN SPEAKING ABILITY OF NON-ENGLISH MAJOR FRESHMEN STUDENTS

This observational study aims to investigate the use of translanguaging to foster speaking fluency development among freshmen at a university in the south of Vietnam. A total of individual 50 first year students were tracked over eight weeks and studied in 4 modules conducted in a translanguaging instructional context. The findings suggest that the students had a positive experience with the lesson that included translanguaging resources and did promote students' speaking ability. Their use of L1 is reported to be a supportive approach in increasing their confidence and fluency in communication when learning English. Also, the results indicate that the students' language in the English lesson contributed to a positive change in behavior, engagement and motivation. The implication of this study suggests that there is a need for more focus to be put on the use of a blending approach when teaching and learning the English language. In addition, teachers need to be formally trained in using translanguaging and supported in their use of translanguaging in alignment with current language policies and programs. KEY WORDS: Speaking fluency, freshmen, translanguaging, low level, motivation

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This observational study aims to investigate the use of translanguaging to foster speaking fluency development among freshmen at a university in the south of Vietnam. A total of individual 50 first year students were tracked over eight weeks and studied in 4 modules conducted in a translanguaging instructional context. The findings suggest that the students had a positive experience with the lesson that included translanguaging resources and did promote students' speaking ability. Their use of L1 is reported to be a supportive approach in increasing their confidence and fluency in communication when learning English. Also, the results indicate that the students' language in the English lesson contributed to a positive change in behavior, engagement and motivation. The implication of this study suggests that there is a need for more focus to be put on the use of a blending approach when teaching and learning the English language. In addition, teachers need to be formally trained in using translanguaging and supported in their use of translanguaging in alignment with current language policies and programs. KEY WORDS: Speaking fluency, freshmen, translanguaging, low level, motivation

English lecturer
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Van Lang University
English lecturer
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Van Lang University
English Lecturer
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Van Lang University
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VietTESOL Association
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