International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 278

Article in Press

Major problems in the assessment of speaking skills and their improvement at secondary level in Punjab

Nazir Robina

  •  Received: 30 August 2015
  •  Accepted: 05 October 2015
In this research, the researcher has investigated the practice of testing and evaluation of English speaking skills by highlighting issues involved in testing of speaking skills. It has been observed that there are many problems in the teaching and testing of speaking skills at secondary level in Punjab. The researcher planned to use both qualitative and quantitative mixed methods because both develop a complete research report. Mixed methodology was applied; to find out the main objectives of the testing and evaluation of English speaking skills; to find out the ratio of the tutors who wanted to exercise testing and evaluation of English speaking skills in the classes; to find the percentage who considered it a time wastage activity; to find out the good aspects and negative approaches in speaking testing methods; to find out that ‘speaking testing’ will help to promote language accuracy; and to find out testing of speaking’ skill that will promote language fluency in proper way. The researcher planned to visit Divisional Public School Faisalabad and had exercised mix method in testing and evaluation of English speaking skills.

Keywords: Speaking skills, Punjab, English.