CHORAL SPEAKING: PERCEPTIONS AND CHALLENGES IN AN ESL CONTEX

  • Evelyn Sharminnie Vasuthavan
  • Angeline Ranjethamoney Vijayarajoo
  • Arutchelvi Kumaran
  • Nur Hidayah Mohd Razali

Abstract

Choral Speaking is known for its’ numerous benefits in the enhancement of the English Language in the ESL context. However, it has been found that both – learners and teachers alike, perceive Choral Speaking to be arduous. Hence, when performances and competitions are organised, there is a dual resistance and anxiety from the learners and teachers. This study looked at perceptions and challenges on Choral Speaking, of learners from a public university, and that of teachers from secondary schools in Malaysia. Methodology comprised qualitative and quantitative methods, where questionnaires and interviews were administered to the participants. Hence, data comprised responses from these two instruments. The findings showed that though the majority of the learners and teachers perceive Choral Speaking as beneficial, the challenges identified, caused reluctance in participation. This paper provides recommendations to address these issues.
Published
2019-12-17
How to Cite
VASUTHAVAN, Evelyn Sharminnie et al. CHORAL SPEAKING: PERCEPTIONS AND CHALLENGES IN AN ESL CONTEX. Journal of Academia, [S.l.], v. 7, p. 18-24, dec. 2019. ISSN 2289-6368. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/joa/article/view/8247>. Date accessed: 20 may 2024.

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