Arab World English Journal (AWEJ).Vol.6 No.1.2015                                                          Pp.123-131
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol6no1.10                                                 

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Assessing the Communicative Competence of Advanced EFL Students at the Faculty of Education in Hodeidah University 

 

Shameem Ahmad Banani
English department,Faculty of Education
Hodeidah University ,Yemen

 

 

Abstract:
Communicative competence is one of the major goals which learners of English language seek to achieve. The aim of the present study is to explore the level of communicative competence among English majors in the Faculty of  Education in Hodeidah University in Yemen. The participants in this study are third and fourth year students in the English department of the Faculty of Education. The data collection instrument was an Informal ESOL Speaking Assessment Test by Susan Bubp (2007) a coordinator in Adult Education Mini- Grant Projects. The findings of the study reveal that the  students in the advanced levels in the Faculty of Education have a very poor degree of communicative competence in English language. Based on the findings the study suggests some pedagogical implications to improve the communicative competence of English majors.
Key words: assessment, advanced levels, communicative competence,

Cite as: Banani, S. A. (2015). Assessing the Communicative Competence of Advanced EFL Students at the Faculty of Education in Hodeidah University. Arab World English Journal, 8 (1).
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol6no1.10

 

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Dr. Shameem Ahmad Banani works as an Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the English
department at the Faculty of Education in Hodeidah University, Yemen. She is currently
teaching spoken English. Her areas of interest include phonetics, phonology, morphology,
speech recognition, contrastive linguistics and pronunciation issues.