International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
Pedagogical factors affecting English language learners' oral communication


The purpose of this study was to determine whether the pedagogical factors such as strategies, resources, and evaluation used by English teachers are appropriate to develop students’ oral communication skills in public high schools in Ecuador. For this purpose, a sample of 310 English teachers from public high schools in Ecuador was considered. To know their perceptions on the subject, data collection techniques such as survey, interview and observation were applied. The instruments designed were two questionnaires, one with closed questions for the survey design and the other with open questions for the interview design. In addition, an observation sheet was used to collect information from one class per teacher. The data obtained allowed concluding that pedagogical factors such as strategies, resources and evaluation used by teachers in English classes help students develop their oral communicative skills. However, it is suggested the frequent use of activities that promote interaction in real contexts to achieve the desired academic objective.