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Integrated Digital Platforms in Enhancing Students' Speaking Skills
Yesika Maya Ocktarani

Last modified: 2022-09-30

Abstract


Online learning is getting common after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. Teachers and English Learners have adjusted to dealing with new media in their online speaking sessions. At the end of a lesson, the teacher should evaluate the process to set the following classes. The students may be pleased with the learning outcome, but do they enjoy the method? According to previous studies, students have different judgments about using a particular media to improve their speaking skills. However, students' attitudes toward employing mixed platforms in speaking classes are questionable. As a result, rather than evaluating the success of a specific media in fulfilling learning objectives, this research aims to capture students' perceptions of using mixed digital platforms in supporting their speaking skills improvement. To attain this purpose, 43 students from the Basic Speaking Class demonstrated their speaking abilities and the effectiveness of the media utilized in class. This study analyses students' comments as the essential data from the interview discussing WhatsApp, Moodle LMS, Zoom, and Flipgrid to improve their speaking skills as descriptive qualitative research. As a result, the vast majority of the students agree that combining those platforms improves their speaking abilities, with only a few remaining dubious due to unsatisfactory results. The findings of this study pave the way for English teachers to create a better student-friendly syllabus that considers students' perspectives on using technology in speaking classes.

 


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