Social and Cultural Factors Influence on English Speaking Abilities

Social and Cultural Factors Influence on English Speaking Abilities

Ramappadu Kakita (Vignan's Institute of Information Technology, India) and Vijaya Babu Palukuri (Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology and Research, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3464-9.ch016

Abstract

Social and cultural factors assume a huge job in learning climate. The speaker foundation assumes an indispensable job in English speaking skills, and it could be a dialect capacity that is horrifying by social and cultural segments. The researcher utilized the technique to hold the majority of the improvement occurred inside the class in regular settings and conjointly to gauge the speaking troubles experienced by technical course aspirants. This examination focuses on the impact of socio-cultural factors on the English-speaking abilities and it comprises observations, interviews, unstructured meetings, and surveys. The combination of different culture foundation students took part and accepted the need for social air and cultural support, which can empower the dimension of English expressive knowledge because they feel unsure while communicating. This examination is to discover useful inputs for learners, parents, and educationists to upgrade the procedures of instruction and figuring out ways to improve speaking abilities in English.
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Methodology

This work discusses core social and cultural problems that hinder students’ success in speaking. The study took place at Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology (A), Visakhapatnam. Information included questionnaires, meetings, and perception. Information from questionnaires and study diaries served as a record for comments and reflection.

The analysis consisted of hypothetical review, observations, and unstructured interviews. A combination of qualitative and quantitative strategies were adjusted to perform an analysis. The study involved 20 research participants (ages 17 to 19), teachers, and other staff. Planning lasted 120 minutes, two times per week. An aggregate of 16 sessions were spread over a two-month period.

Statement of Problem

Young aspirants from conventional families were unable to speak comfortably in English due to social and cultural constraints. This study concentrated on how these constraints impact English-speaking skills. Aspirants from rural areas found it a challenge to speak due to the dearth of opportunities and settings. Most individuals in villages did not understand the importance of education and skill sets. Aspirants from conventional families has limited exposure to other communities and lacked information on current issues.

Aim of the Research

This research shows the magnitude of English-speaking skills. It identifies a strategic plan to overcome social and cultural barriers that hinder fluent communication.

Research Examination

The research may provide answers to the following questions:

  • 1.

    What social and cultural issues are faced by English-language learners?

  • 2.

    How can learners overcome difficulties related to social and cultural constraints?

  • 3.

    What teaching techniques should be implemented to overcome problems related to social and cultural constraints?

Key Terms in this Chapter

Sociological: Sociological factors are elements of society that can radiate positive and negative influence that cause change in its elements, structure, function and orientation.

Customs and Norms: Defined as a cultural idea that describes a regular, patterned behavior that is considered characteristic of life in a social system.

Cultural Context: Looks at the society individuals are raised in and at how their culture affects behavior. It incorporates learned values and shared attitudes among groups of people. It includes language, norms, customs, ideas, beliefs, and meanings.

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