Video Wisdom: Using TED Talks for Developing Speaking Proficiency of Pakistani Undergraduate learners

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Abstract

This research focuses on the perceptions of students about TED talk videos and their effects on speaking skills. This study follows an experimental research design. The researchers, by using the purposive sampling technique, took a sample of 50 undergraduate students studying in SE college, Bahawalpur. A questionnaire was proposed to know the learner's perception about videos and a speaking test was also conducted as an instrument for data collection. The data was analyzed using SPSS. The findings of the study showed that the average mean value for the questionnaire was 4.36,with an SD value of 0.89. The researchers estimated that in the control group p-value is larger than0.05 both in pretest and post-test. Similarly, the experimental group p-value is also larger than 0.05 in pretest but smaller than 0.05 in post-test. They finally concluded that TED Talk videos were very helpful for undergraduate learners.

Authors

1-Shahid Nawaz
Assistant Professor, Department of English Linguistics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.

2-Muhammad Saleem
MPhil Scholar, Department of English Linguistics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.

3-Farah Zaib
Ph.D. Scholar, Department of English Linguistics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.

Keywords

Advancement in Technology, TED Talks, Speaking Skills, TED Talks, and Speaking Skills

DOI Number

10.31703/glr.2021(VI-I).34


Page Nos

313 – 321

Volume & Issue

VI - I

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Published: 03 2021

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