Large Class Management throughout Learning and Teaching of Speaking Skill: Case study of the University of Burundi

  •  Sinai Bakanibona    


The objective of this study was to discuss challenges encountered by lecturers and students in the management of large classes while teaching and learning the speaking skill in English. The work was motivated by the fact that First Year students, even though they use English as medium of instruction, are not good at speaking English. The study enthralled on the use of appropriate methods, approaches and techniques to manage large classes. The purpose of the study was to examine the category and seriousness of the challenges faced by the subjects and suggest the use of appropriate methods, techniques and approaches in a large class of more than a hundred students. The case study was conducted at the Institute for Applied Pedagogy of the University of Burundi. Simple random sampling was adopted to select students, lecturers and administrators concerned as the study population. A written questionnaire, interview and participant observation were used during the study through the qualitative analysis.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0526
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0534
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: semiannual

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1. Google-based Impact Factor (2021): 1.11
2. h-index (December 2021): 29
3. i10-index (December 2021): 87
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