The Effect of Psychological Factors on English Speaking Performance of Students Enrolled in Postgraduate English Language Teaching Programs in Pakistan

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Abstract

This research attempted to identify the psychological factors that affect the speaking performance of students enrolled in Postgraduate English Language Teaching programs in Pakistan. A quantitative approach was used to address the main aim of this study. The participants of the research were 100 postgraduate students enrolled in English Language Teaching (ELT) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programs of public sector higher education institutions and universities in Pakistan. The findings revealed that many students in this study reported finding it difficult to speak in English in foreign language classrooms due to psychological factors like lack of selfconfidence, lack of self-esteem, fear of making mistakes, shyness, anxiety and motivation mainly. The findings also revealed that almost all the psychological factors are interlinked with each other and have a direct effect on the speaking performance of the students in this study.

Authors

1-Habiba Qureshi
MS Student, Department of TESOL, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

2-Fareeha Javed
Head of TESOL Department, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

3-Sana Baig
Lecturer, Department of TESOL, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Keywords

Psychological Factors, Oral Performance, Speaking Problems, ELT and TESOL, Pakistan

DOI Number

10.31703/glr.2020(V-II).11


Page Nos

101-114

Volume & Issue

V - II

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Published: 06 2020

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