Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Language, Literature and Education, ICLLE 2019, 22-23 August, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Research Article

Challenging Factors Affecting Students’ Speaking Performance

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.19-7-2019.2289545,
        author={Y H Manurung and S L Izar},
        title={Challenging Factors Affecting  Students’ Speaking Performance},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Language, Literature and Education, ICLLE 2019, 22-23 August, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICLLE},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={challenging factors speaking performance},
        doi={10.4108/eai.19-7-2019.2289545}
    }
    
  • Y H Manurung
    S L Izar
    Year: 2019
    Challenging Factors Affecting Students’ Speaking Performance
    ICLLE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.19-7-2019.2289545
Y H Manurung1,*, S L Izar1
  • 1: University of Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara, Jl. Kapten Muchtar Basri No.3, Glugur Darat II, Kec. Medan Timur, Kota Medan, Sumatera Utara 20238, Indonesia
*Contact email: yayukhayulina@umsu.ac.id

Abstract

This research was carried due to the lack of students’ to achieve their fluency and proficiency in English speaking skill at English Department of University of Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara. The present study aims to investigate the students’ speaking problems and seeks the underlying factors contributing those matters. This research applied descriptive qualitative design by collecting the documents, observation and interview data. Then the data was analyzed by using qualitative data analysis with Miles and Huberman data analysis by covering data collection, data display and conclusion drawing/verification. The was data obtained from the questionnaire with 125 EFL second year students, individual interviews with lecturers, and class observation. The result showed internal factors surprisingly dominated the difficulties in their speaking peerfomance namely the students’ lack of vocabulary and their hesistance or reluctant feeling of making mistake and being afraid to be. However it will matter a lot for them if the lecturers conduct the suitable teaching approaches by helping the peers, and classroom organization.