International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

An Analysis into the Outside Classroom Opportunities for Practicing Oral English and Their Effect on EFL Learners’ Fluency
Mamoon M. Alaraj

This study was conducted to investigateand identify the most effectiveoral outside classroom opportunities for practicing English and their effecton EFL learners’ oral fluency. An investigative questionnaire consisted of 10 questions was used to collect the related data. A random sample of 89 students from King Abdulaziz University responded to this questionnaire. One important finding of this study wasmost students preferred the oral opportunities in which they interacted with native speakersandbelieved these opportunitiesaffected their fluencythe most.Another significant finding was studentsfavoured virtual opportunities more than authentic ones. A third finding was the activitiesin which students wereobliged to use English had a noticeable effect on their oral fluency more than opportunities where they used their mother tongue. Interpretations for these findings were discussed and recommendations were suggested to encourage students to engagein effectiveoral opportunities to improve their English fluency.

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