The Use of Group Work to Improve Chinese University Students' English Speaking Ability

Yu SUN, Ya-Xuan HAN


For many years, Chinese University students have spoken with “dumb English.” However, with the need for effective English oral communication it is increasingly important in China to find some communicative methods to develop students’ speaking ability within the classroom at Chinese University level. Group work as a communicative language teaching technique, not only increases students’ speaking opportunities, but also develops their interactive ability within the EFL classroom. Therefore, this paper aims to discuss some useful ways of using group work to improve Chinese University students’ English speaking ability.


Group work; Speaking ability; Chinese university students


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