Effects of Using Technology to Support Students in Developing Speaking Skills





Technology, social media, technological tools, speaking skills


The present study attempts to investigate the effects of using technology to support the development of speaking skills for high school students and the attitude of students when being employed with technological devices in learning foreign languages. The purpose of this study is to develop beneficial suggestions for educators, students, and teachers to enhance the teaching and learning of spoken English. Additionally, it aims to highlight the need to use technology to learn English skills. The research was conducted in a high school in Kien Giang province with the participation of 100 students giving the answers to the questionnaire with items about using technological devices to enhance students' speaking skills. Besides, the involvement of six teachers of English in the interview gives insights into teachers' beliefs about using technology to support students in developing speaking skills. Statistical Package statistically analyzed data for Social Sciences (SPSS) program. The study's conclusions show that speaking is significantly impacted by technology. According to the study, technology tools like PowerPoint, YouTube, Speech Recognition Software, and films can substantially enhance oral communication skills in EFL learners.

Author Biographies

Nguyen Thi Doan Trinh, Tra Vinh University, Tra Vinh City, Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Doan Trinh is a graduate student at Tra Vinh University. She has been teaching English at a high school in Kien Giang province for more than 20 years. She chose this profession for her desire and passion. She encountered some difficulties of lacking teaching experience, but later she gradually had experience through involving some workshops and methodology courses. Now Trinh feels confident and interested in her teaching, and she decided to pursue a Master’s course that would help her to have deep insight into her teaching career.

Pham Vu Phi Ho, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Assoc. Prof. Pham Vu Phi Ho, Ph.D., Assoc. Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Vietnam. He used to be a Vice-President of Ba Ria – Vung Tau University, and Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Van Hien University, Vietnam. Pham has published 56 research articles in both local and International Journals (ISI/Scopus-indexed), and 8 books and course books, two coursebooks were used for undergrad students at HCMC Open University, VN, and one coursebook was used for both the undergraduate and graduate level at Lourdes College, Higher Education Department, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. He is the Vice President for Administrative Affairs of AsiaCALL and the managing editor of its Online Journal. He is now the Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of TESOL & Education. He is also an editor for the Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics (Scopus), an editor for the World Journal of English Language (Scopus), and a peer reviewer for some international Journals indexed in ISI/Scopus such as Computer Assisted Language Learning, Open Sage, International Journal of Instruction. His main interests include Academic Writing, peer responses, translation, Teaching methodologies, and Technology-enhanced learning.


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How to Cite

Nguyen, T. D. T., & Pham, V. P. H. (2022). Effects of Using Technology to Support Students in Developing Speaking Skills. International Journal of Language Instruction, 1(1), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.54855/ijli.22111



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