Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Third International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Exploring PechaKucha in EFL Learners’ Public Speaking Performances
Sholpan Zharkynbekova, Roza Flurovna Zhussupova, Shynar Suleimenova

Last modified: 29-05-2017

Abstract


The purpose of the study is to examine PechaKucha helps EFL Learners’ to enhance their Public Speaking Performances and to explore useful information regarding the PechaKucha implementation as a learning tool. This study was conducted with sixty students at the University level. They were assigned into two groups randomly as experimental and control. The experimental teaching put into practice  PechaKucha in accordance with public speaking  activities. Meanwhile, the control group was given conventional speaking lessons only. To assess the performance the initial and post-testing by means of analytic scoring rubrics were used. In addition, a survey questionnaire was administrated to experimental group to examine their attitudes towards using Pecha Kucha in improving public speaking skills.

The results showed that themost number of students in the experimental group scored higher points  than the control group. It can be concluded that the average performance of experimental group on the speaking public presentation skills posttesting increased in 10% comparing with that of the control group. Questionnaire’s results reported that EFL learners in the experimental group mostly conveyed positive attitudes. This study recommended that EFL students need to be familiarized and trained with the use of PechaKucha technology into their EFL teaching.


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