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Enhancing Senior Secondary Schools Students' Speaking Skill in English as a Second Language Through Teachers' Verbal Questioning in Ado-Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Nigeria

O. O. Deji-Afuye and C. A. O. Olowoyeye

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

Questioning is an inseparable part of a classroom teaching/learning process that facilitate students' respone. This study, therefore, investigate students' speaking skills in English as a Second Language classroom through teachers' verbal questioning. Ninety students and ten English language teachers from five senior secondary schools in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria are randomly selected as participants. Classroom observation and questionnaire schedule are used for data collection and analyzed using descriptive statistics, Fisher's Exact Test and regression analysis are adopted for the test of hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The result shows that teachers' questioning significantly facilitates students' speaking skill in English as Second Language. It also reveals that the most used type of question among others is close/display questions which do not really facilitate much students' classroom responses. The study, therefore, recommends that teachers should be aware of the importance of questioning as a fundamental skill for effective teaching and facilitating students speaking skill. Teachers should be trained on using all types of questions where the focus would be on leading students to higherlevel thinking in order to promote active interactions during classroom participation