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ID : 475
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Title : Smart phones in after-school activities to help improve Public speaking skill for English major students
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

Public Speaking is not only one of the skills that have to be mastered by English-major students in university but also an essential tool for communicating in various purposes especially making a presentation. In the classroom, improving this speaking ability has always been a concern because students are required to be efficient in language use and knowledgeable in structuring a persuasive speech.  In the fast developing 21st century, smartphones have played an important role supporting students’ academic activities. The research aims to apply smartphones in improving public speaking skill as well as some practical soft skills, like critical thinking skill, problem-solving skill and group-work. The students were divided into two groups, including a control group of 27 students and experimental group of 28 students. The results of the study indicate that smartphones connected with the Internet can help improve soft skills, background knowledge as well as take shape in students’ mind the habit of using English after school, which can enable them to keep on track of self-improvement to be well-prepared for career after graduation.


Keywords : public speaking, smart phone, Internet, English major students, habit
Conference theme : Application of technology to the language classroom
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Main presenter : Ms. Thuy Ngo
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Affiliation : Ngo Thi Cam Thuy (Hochiminh City, Vietnam)
Email address : ngothicamthuy@vanlanguni.edu.vn
Biography :

·      Ms. Ngo Thi Cam Thuy, M.A. in TESOL of Canberra University, Australia is a lecturer of Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City. She has had more than 20 years teaching English- majoring students. Her scientific research in 2015 - “The efficiency of English Speaking Club for English-majoring students at Van Lang University” - has been applied successfully into the extra-curriculum activities for students in English Department. She has also  been leading the English Speaking Club of Van Lang University. She has got Certificates on Completing Workshop Training on Research Skills (WILLEY), UK-Vietnam Higher Education Partnership Program in Middlesex University – UK (03/2019) and Advanced Specialist Certificate in Language Assessment in SEAMEO RELC, Singapore. Her main interests include Public Speaking, Methodology, Learner Autonomy.


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Date added : Monday, 1 April 2019, 6:07 PM
Date modified : Friday, 2 August 2019, 9:52 AM
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Peer review :
Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 325-P
Schedule day : Aug 10th (Sat)
Schedule time : 12: 30 - 12: 55
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : A102
Schedule room seats : 40 seats
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