The Effects of Oral Communication Strategy Training to Enhancing Students’ Oral Communication Skills
This study examines effects of oral communication strategies training to enhance students’ oral communication skills. Mixed method was employed to conduct this research. The participants of the study were two intact groups (experimental and control groups) of grade eleven students from Kidamie Gebeya Secondary School in South Wollo Zone, Ethiopia. Three data collection instruments; pre-test, post-test and questionnaire for students in the experimental group and classroom observation were used. T-test and percentage were used to analyze the data. The P-value of the control and the experimental groups were 0.840 and 0.839 respectively for the pre-test, which indicates that there is no significant difference between the control and experimental groups of students before the training. On the other hand, the P-value of post-test was 0.000 which is below 0.05 alpha levels. Accordingly, the results showed that oral communication strategy training significantly improved students’ oral communication ability. It is suggested that research in the field should continue to look into the multiple methodological issues of oral communication skills in EFL settings.