Teaching methods and English language proficiency of students in Selected Univerities in Hargeisa, Somaliland

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Kampala International University. College of Education, Open, Distance and E-Learning
This study investigated teaching methods and English language proficiency of students in Universities in Hargeisa. The teaching methods in terms of lecture method, presentation method, discussion method, workshop method, teaching capacity in the way of qualifications, class management, punctuality and all other teaching aids. the independent variable of the study was English language proficiency of students in terms of speaking, writing, reading and listening, the study showed that the needs of effective teaching methods and well equipped teachers are important for the Hargeisa universities in order to determine development of the English language proficiency of students, study findings indicated that the teaching methods of the universities in Hargeisa are not effective and needed urgently improvement. On the other hand, the study showed that there is an English language barrier in Hargeisa universities and it’s also needed to improve urgently, and the causative agent was poor teaching methods which are used for teaching in English language in Hargeisa universities. The study established the majority (70.1%) of the students and the English lecturers were males. It was observed the majority of the English lecturers (88.9%) were Bachelors holders. The study showed that the majority of the English lecturers (72.2) had been working five years and above and finally the study identified the majority (81.3) of respondents were aged between 20 to 39 that mean the majority of the respondents were students and aged early adult-hood. Moreover, the study established that teaching effectiveness is needed in the context and proficiency of students in English language is necessary for improvement to be produced graduators who can be perfect in the speaking, writing, reading and listening of English language. Among the teaching methods, Lecture method was the highest ranked used in Hargeisa Universities and from the result, the Pearson Correlation (r-value) between lecture method and English language proficiency of students was the highest teaching method towards English Language Proficiency of students and it was (0.76)76%. Finally, the study recommended that it is needed to establish a higher education quality control unit to ensuring the effectiveness of teaching methods, their capacity, skills and to equip and prepare a standardized text books and tests of English language proficiency of university students.
A thesis submitted to the college of higher degrees and research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Educational Management And Administration of Kampala International University
Teaching methods, English language proficiency, Univerities, Hargeisa, Somaliland