The Use of TED Talks to Enhance EFL Students’ Public Speaking Skills: English-Majored Seniors’ Practices and Perceptions




TED Talks, public speaking, perceptions, practices


The integration of technology in language education is now standard in the 4.0 era of industry, with TED Talks aligning seamlessly with this trend. This study investigates how EFL students at Van Lang University use the TED Talks platform to enhance their public speaking. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods—online questionnaires and interviews—the study involved sixty-one senior EFL students. Results reveal that these students regularly turn to TED Talks as a learning tool to refine their speaking skills. Beyond aiding learning, students perceive TED Talks as crucial in enhancing their public speaking performance. The research suggests further exploration into EFL teachers' perspectives on integrating TED Talks, the platform's effectiveness in enhancing various language skills, and the factors contributing to its optimal use in EFL classrooms.

Author Biographies

Tran Ngoc Kim Cuong, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Vietnam

Ms. Tran Ngoc Kim Cuong is a senior at Van Lang University's Faculty of Foreign Languages, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She is majoring in English teaching. As a curious and detail-oriented individual, she enjoys conducting research and analyzing various topics related to the English language and literature.

Nguyen Thi Thu Hang, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Hang, M.A. is a lecturer at Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City. She has had more than 10 years of teaching English-majored students. Her main interests include Language Teaching Methodology, Learner Autonomy, and Language Assessment.


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How to Cite

Tran, N. K. C., & Nguyen, T. T. H. (2024). The Use of TED Talks to Enhance EFL Students’ Public Speaking Skills: English-Majored Seniors’ Practices and Perceptions. International Journal of Language Instruction, 3(1), 66–90.



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