Scientific work of students of the Saigon International University’s School of Foreign Languages – Academic year 2029-2020

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An investigation on the difficulties in learning the listening skill of first-year students in the English Department at the Saigon International University and suggested solutions

1. Lý Ngô Sỹ An
2. Nguyễn Lê Trí Ngân
3. Nguyễn Thị Phương Thi
4. Võ Thị Thanh Tâm
5. Đặng Trần Ánh Thư
Lê Thị Ngọc Tuyền

2nd SIU Student Research Competition 2020

Second Prize
This study attempts to survey The Saigon international university’s freshmen’s opinion regarding the causes of their low performance in the listening skills, 41 students including 12 males and 29 females were chosen as the research subject. The instrument which was used to gather data in this research is the student questionnaire. Six factors are considered as the cause of students’ low performance: students’ L2 prior knowledge, students’ motivation, students’ learning strategies, the teachers’ teaching method, classroom environment, and classroom facilities. After collecting data, we used SPSS software to analyze the qualitative data, and to find means of six factors. The major aim of this research is to help students overcome their difficulties, reflect themselves after an academic year at The Saigon international university, and have better preparations for the next semester.

Using syntactic patterns to improve writing skills of Saigon International University’s students

Đỗ Trường Minh Nguyễn Thị Phước Đa
Nguyễn Thị Kim Chung

2nd SIU Student Research Competition 2020

First Prize
The aim of the research is to use syntax to help SIU students improve sentence structure in English paragraph writing. The study is designed to help students in the short term to apply the syntax to improve the necessary points in English writing skills, based on the grammar assessment criteria framework of VSTEP (Vietnamese Standardized Test of English Proficiency). The research of using syntax to improve writing skills is not a new research, but the biggest difference of this work compared to others is: instead of focusing on analyzing all assessment criteria as content, organization, vocabulary and grammar in a paragraph or an essay – this is very difficult for a student simutaneously to improve all the criteria in an essay and they sometimes confuse to be able to know where to start, the researcher’s study focuses on only grammar criteria of VSTEP assessment in improving the structure in English sentences with syntax. The key to forming paragraphs and essays. The population was a chosen group of ten third-year students of the Department of Foreign Languages at The Saigon International University and the sampling was a purposive technique. In this study, the researcher utilized a qualitative case study approach and group study as a means of helping students to recall the old knowledge learned in syntactic subjects and instruct them to apply syntax in self-correcting grammatical errors in writing. This research consisted a pre-test and a post-test on writing a paragraph, and a post reflective questionnaire. The results of this research shows that even though my study was limited consisting of only ten students, the use of syntax in improving writing skills was a reliable and valid research for students.

Live stream classroom application in perspective of an English teacher

Mai Thị Ái Nhi Nguyễn Long Tiên
Nguyễn Thị Kim Chung

2nd SIU Student Research Competition 2020

Consolation Prize
The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of some of the most commonly used applications in Vietnam, and explore what features can be exploited to improve learners’ speaking skills. We can then discover the advantages and disadvantages of these online meeting applications so that users can decide which items can be used effectively for online learning. In this research, the researcher focused on how students could improve their speaking skills with the support of information technology. In addition, the researcher hopes to improve efficiency and effectiveness of video conferencing applications to make courses more effective for students. Besides, the research is expected to give them a few methods to enhance their speaking skills in the next few year.

The role of English in the integration era for Vietnamese students

Nguyễn Hoàng Anh Quốc
Trần Minh Tuấn Vũ Ngọc Linh Chi
Cung Vân Anh
Nguyễn Ngọc Thanh Xuân
Dương Thị Anh

2nd SIU Student Research Competition 2020

Third Prize
The importance of English in applying job is a topic that has been studied in recent years. The main purpose of improving English is to communicate and work. Especially, in the international current integration era. This research will discuss the way of using English when you find job, namely speaking skill and listening skill. The research was conducted by direct interviews with Hutech University final year student, staff and director of VATRANS company. The goal is to find the best solution for Vietnamese students who cannot use English to applying job.

Động cơ học tập ngoại ngữ thứ hai – Tiếng Trung Quốc của sinh viên Trường Đại học Quốc tế Sài Gòn

Trần Đại Lộc Dương Thị Anh

2nd SIU Student Research Competition 2020

Third Prize
Việc nâng cao nhận thức về tầm quan trọng của động cơ học tập trong chính sách giảng dạy ngôn ngữ , và vấn đề động cơ học tập tiếng Trung Quốc của sinh viên, tiếp đó đề ra giải pháp để kích thích niềm say mê, hứng thú, khơi đậy tính chủ động trong học tập sẽ mang lại ý nghĩa tích cực nhằm nâng cao kết quả học tập của sinh viên. Vì vậy, chúng tôi quyết định nghiên cứu đề tài động cơ học tập tiếng Trung Quốc của sinh viên, cụ thể là sinh viên không chuyên ngữ tại trường Đại học quốc tế Sài Gòn.

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