Developing Uzbek Student-Teachers’ Proficiency in Speaking English at the University Level

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Zafar Kholkhodjaevich Abdullaev, Isanova Visola


This research work is in response to the immense need for fluent and proficient English teachers in Uzbekistan. In recognition of the importance of English as a world language, it is needed that our students develop communication skills so that they can be proficient users of the target language in professional and academic fields. However, it is observed that a majority of Uzbek teachers in various schools tend to use a generous amount of Uzbek in teaching English. This in turn affects their students who, after studying English at school level and college level, cannot speak English properly and communicate effectively in real-life situations. This observation led to the assumption that something is inadequate in preparing Uzbek student-teachers.

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