Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture & Education 2014
ISBN 978-967-13140-0-5

Beliefs of the International University Students towards performing English oral presentation in academic settings. “Pilot study”

Abdelmadjid Benraghda, Zuraina Binti Ali, Noor Raha Mohd Radzuan

Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia


The current study addresses the issue of international students’ beliefs towards oral presentation in English language in academic settings. The purpose of this research is to find out about their beliefs on speaking and delivering oral presentation in English language as foreign language so as to determine what kind of international university students do possess. The participants were 30 male and female students. A survey was used in this study that was adapted from Beliefs About Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) and demographic background questionnaire. The results showed that international university students held certain beliefs which would be detrimental to their speaking and performing oral presentation in English language.


Beliefs, International students, English language, oral presentation.

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