IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 2, February 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Quyen Thi Thuc Bui, Channarong Intaraprasert
This study explored the relationship of attitude towards speaking English, exposure to oral communication in English and communication strategy use by English majors studying at the universities in the South of Vietnam to cope with communication breakdowns. The communication strategy questionnaire (CSQ) and the English speaking attitude questionnaire (ESAQ) were used for data collection. Data analysis involved analysis of variance (ANOVA) and the Chi-square tests. The results show significant variations in frequency of the students’ use of strategies according to both factors. While the students’ use of CSs reveals to be strongly associated with attitudes towards speaking English; its relationship with exposure to oral communication in English has been found to be minor.