الاكاديمية للدراسات الاجتماعية و الانسانية
Volume 13, Numéro 6, Pages 13-27

The Role Of Learner-learner Interaction In Enhancing The Speaking Fluency: The Case Of English Foreign Language Third Year Students And Teachers At Setif 2 University, Algeria

Authors : Ait Aissa Mouloud . Chami Wahid Hamza Mohamed .

Abstract

The current research under scrutiny attempts to explore the opinions of Third Year Oral Expression teachers and students of ‎English as a foreign language towards the role of learner-learner interaction on ‎the students’ speaking fluency at Mohamed Lamine DEBAGHINE Setif 2 University, Algeria. This study adopts the mixed method approach, using two instruments. First, a questionnaire is conducted with 60 students out of 284 students, who have been selected randomly. Second, an interview is conducted with five Oral expression teachers. The findings revealed that both of the samples hold favorable opinions towards learner-learner interaction strategy. Moreover, the results have shown that both of the teachers and students have convergent attitudes towards the role of learner-learner interaction on improving the students’ speaking fluency. The pedagogical implications and recommendations suggest the necessity for more practice, training and research to be allocated to the interaction strategy among the students.

Keywords

Learner-learner interaction ; Speaking skill ; Speaking fluency ; Oral Expression ; EFL in Algeria