REFLECTIVE SPEAKING PRACTICE IN ELT CLASSROOM AT HSC LEVEL IN BANGLADESH: A STUDY ON STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE
The study was aimed to find out purposes of reflective speaking practice in English language classroom at higher secondary level in Bangladesh on the perspective of students’ performance. The experimental study was conducted based on a mixed method research activity during the period of July 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020 in Matuail Hazi Abdul Latif Bhuiayan University College Demra, Dhaka. A total of 60 students and five teachers were selected as the respondents. Individual interview sessions were used to collect data through a pre tested structural questionnaire. The teachers of higher secondary level added their own experimented ideas and thoughts for conducting this research. During the action research, reflective speaking practice was arranged for the respondents by the researchers of this study to collect data based on students’ performance. The researchers also used a set of tests for assessing students’ performance in English language. The study revealed that reflective speaking practice in English language classroom helps to improve students’ communicative ability, power of understanding and their performance in rethinking, and enhance rapport between the teachers and the students.