Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis
One of the most necessary skills for living in the twenty-first century is gaining the ability to know and use another language. In many areas of life, from business transactions to broadcasting television weather warnings, the demand for proficiency in a foreign language is growing. One of the most important skills to have in a foreign language is the ability to speak the language with native or non-native speakers of that language. A great number of foreign language learners most likely consider one of their primary language goals to be the ability to speak the language at a high level of proficiency. Thus, oral proficiency has become an important focus in the foreign language classroom.
Date of Award
Department of Modern Languages
Presidential Scholar Designation
A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar
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©2004 Amanda J. Smith
Smith, Amanda J., "Teaching speaking in the foreign language classroom" (2004). Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006). 139.