The Need of Applying English Learning Apps to Help Van Lang University Students Improve Their Spoken English Performance
Keywords:Spoken performance, software, learning apps, speaking ability, English learning
Nowadays, the cutting edge of technology in AI has made many language learning apps available to assist learners. English, the current lingua franca, has focused on many language learning app developments. Numerous studies have examined the benefits and limitations of some English learning apps. Evidence from the studies shows that user-friendly displays and a wide variety of topics from the apps have helped learners gain competencies in English overall. However, not many studies examine these apps' effectiveness in developing English-speaking competence. With the attempt to shed more light on this gap, the researchers focus on analyzing the use of some English learning apps to improve students' speaking skills within Van Lang University's scope. To collect data for the research, 20 open-ended questionnaires and 10 semi-structured interview questions were distributed with the random sampling method to 400 students from Van Lang University in 04 majors, which require good English-speaking skills. The result shows that Elsa Speak, Duolingo, and BBC Learning English are the most famous apps for learning English speaking skills with high effectiveness levels.