Factors Affecting English Speaking Skills: Evidence from Graduate Students in Rawalpindi

  • Hajra Arshad NUML, Islamabad
  • Dr. Ejaz Mirza NUML, Rawalpindi campus
  • Dr. Muhammad Farooq Alam


The aim of this research was to find the factors affecting the speaking skills of graduate students. The study was conducted in the selected institutions of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The study's objectives were to identify the factors affecting the speaking skills of graduate students and to analyze the students’ and teachers’ perceptions of the factors affecting speaking skills. The sample included 100 students from three institutions. Questionnaires were used to get the information from the graduate students studying English and the English teachers. The data were analyzed using the Statistical Package of Social Sciences (SPSS) program. Analyzed data were presented descriptively using graphs. The study results show that students make errors when speaking English. Future researchers can conduct experimental research to find how different English language teaching methods help students acquire better English-speaking skills. 

Keywords: English speaking skills, ESL, English learning barriers, Graduate Classroom


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How to Cite
ARSHAD, Hajra; MIRZA, Dr. Ejaz; ALAM, Dr. Muhammad Farooq. Factors Affecting English Speaking Skills: Evidence from Graduate Students in Rawalpindi. University of Chitral Journal of Linguistics & Literature, [S.l.], v. 6, n. I, p. 269-285, mar. 2022. ISSN 2663-1512. Available at: <https://jll.uoch.edu.pk/index.php/journal10/article/view/417>. Date accessed: 26 nov. 2022.