IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 5, May 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Amare Wondimu Gebremariam
The EFL learners are reluctant to speak English in spoken class than practicing the target language through trial-and-error. There is less progress in their spoken skill and they have poor achievement in spoken assessments. Thus, the study was to find out the students’ attitudes to their English language oral errors. To do so, 100 systematically sampled grade 12 students and their English language teachers were respondents of the study. The study has come up with the following findings. Majority of the students hold erroneous attitudes towards their English language oral errors. They are afraid of making oral errors, demand perfect accuracy, fear of taking risks of making errors. They lacked opportunities which encourage their learning of speaking English. Thus, they had decreased communicative competence in spoken English. This is because of their negative attitudes to their English language oral errors. They feel that their oral errors are indicators of their weakness and they perceive errors as bad habits to be avoided.