Factors Affecting Students' English Proficiency at Lac Hong University





The purpose of this study is to investigate severe factors affecting speaking English ability at Lac Hong University. In order to achieve the objectives of this research, the researcher has made a questionnaire, and it was circulated by hand to 30 students in AV113 class at the University of Lac Hong. Furthermore, the researcher also participated in the class and observed many classroom activities to collect compelling data for this study. The findings of this research depicted a smorgasbord of severe factors affecting Lac Hong University students' competence of oral fluency in English speaking, and the researcher has also cited viable solutions to address the severe factors impacting the fluency of speaking English of Lac Hong University’s students based on the results.

Author Biographies

Pham Vu Phi Ho, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Assoc. Prof. Pham Vu Phi Ho, Ph.D., Assoc. Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Vietnam. He used to be a Vice-President of Ba Ria – Vung Tau University, and Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Van Hien University, Vietnam. Pham has published 57 research articles in both local and International Journals (ISI/Scopus-indexed), and 8 books and course books, 2-course books were used for undergrad students at HCMC Open University, VN, and one course-book was used for both the undergraduate and graduate level at Lourdes College, Higher Education Department, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. He has international experience in teaching English at Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand; especially, he worked as a Professor for Gyeongju University, South Korea, in 2014. He is the Vice President for Administrative Affairs of AsiaCALL and the managing editor of its Online Journal. He is now the Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of TESOL & Education. He is also an editor for the Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics (Scopus), an editor for the World Journal of English Language (Scopus), and a peer reviewer for some international Journals indexed in ISI/Scopus such as Computer Assisted Language Learning, Open Sage, International Journal of Instruction. His main interests include Academic Writing, peer responses, translation, Teaching methodologies, and Technology-enhanced learning.

Le Huynh Long, Lac Hong University, Dong Nai, Vietnam

Long Huynh Le has been working for several English centers in Viet Nam as an ESL teacher, such as VUS, and Wall Street English Vietnam, and he is currently running his own business by managing English private classes for all ages. His research interests include TESOL, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics.


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How to Cite

Pham, V. P. H., & Le, H. L. (2022). Factors Affecting Students’ English Proficiency at Lac Hong University . ICTE Conference Proceedings, 1, 57–63. https://doi.org/10.54855/ictep.15