EXPLORING EFL STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE IN IMPROVING THEIR ENGLISH PRODUCTIVE SKILLS: EXISTING COMPETENCIES AND ENCOUNTERED CHALLENGES

  • Sri Aisyah UIN Alauddin Makassar
    (ID)
  • Muhammad Nur Akbar Rasyid Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar
    (ID)
  • Nasrum Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar
    (ID)
  • Jumharia Djamereng Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar
    (ID)
  • Sardian Maharani Asnur Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar
    (ID)
Keywords: Challenges, English Proficiency, Productive Language Skills, Student Competencies

Abstract

ABSTRACT

This research is focused on the fundamental competencies of students majoring in English and Literature, with the objective of identifying and evaluating their productive language skills and addressing the challenges they encounter in enhancing speaking and writing skills.Quantitative analysis serves as the methodology for this study. The analysis of the data reveals two key findings. Firstly, there exists a diversity of proficiency levels among students, predominantly at the intermediate level. Notably, writing proficiency remains a challenge, with only 53% of students averaging between 1-4 on the scale, indicating a lack of mastery. Similarly, when it comes to writing skills, 60% of students fall within the range of 1 to 4 on the scale. Secondly, challenges stem from various factors, including limited exposure to English outside the classroom, difficulties in grasping cultural context, and a lack of confidence in public speaking. Proposed solutions include the incorporation of interactive learning methodologies, provision of supplementary speaking sessions, and the promotion of cultural sensitivity through diverse activities.

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Published
2024-06-21
How to Cite
Aisyah, S., Rasyid, M. N. A., Nasrum, Djamereng, J., & Asnur, S. M. (2024). EXPLORING EFL STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE IN IMPROVING THEIR ENGLISH PRODUCTIVE SKILLS: EXISTING COMPETENCIES AND ENCOUNTERED CHALLENGES. Elite : English and Literature Journal, 11(1), 33-51. https://doi.org/10.24252/elite.v11i1.47166
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