Nurul Inayah, Bukhari Daud, Risky Shafira, Septhia Irnanda


This study aimed at investigating students speaking problems’ and the reasons of those problems in presentation classroom.  A mix of quantitative and qualitative study was employed in this study. A Likert scale questionnaire about the speaking problems from Ur (1996) framework was handing out to 21 English Department students of 2017 academic year. In revealing the reasons of that factor, an interview was conducted for 10 out of those 21 participants. The results from questionnaire showed that the use of mother tongue (23%) become the most main problem for the students followed nothing to say factor (22%), inhibition (21%), and low or uneven participation (19%). The result of interview revealed the factors that cause those problems are the students feel more comfortable if they mix the language, the lack of vocabulary that makes them hesitant to speak and have nothing to say, fear of making errors or mistakes and nervousness, and fear of being mocked by the other students. The result of this study, therefore, will be a comprehensive source for the teachers in organizing their points of view toward developing students speaking skills in the classroom.


Speaking; problems; classroom presentation

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