Fostering oral and written communication skills in EFL via the use of student-created digi-videos

Samia Naqvi*, Rahma Al-Mahrooqi

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter reports on a study which experimented with the use of studentcreated digital videos in an undergraduate English for Communication module taken by engineering students at a university in Oman. The aim of this study was to provide a task for students to accomplish that would engage them in authentic communication. The chapter provides a description of the intervention used, and illustrates - through students' presentations, written reports, interaction arising from group work, excerpts from the tutor's reflective journal, and student perspectives gathered through focus groups - how students' motivation, confidence and communication improved during the video-creation process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBridging the Gap between Education and Employment: English Language Instruction in EFL Contexts
PublisherPeter Lang AG
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783035108422, 9783034316811
Publication statusPublished - Dec 18 2015


  • Communication in English
  • Higher education
  • Oman
  • Presentation
  • Project report
  • Student created digital videos

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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