Disfluency of English Speaking Skills of Students at College Level in District Karak


  • Dr. Mansoor Ali Assistant Professor, Department of English, KUST, Kohat, KP, Pakistan
  • Tayyab Kamal PST GPS Tarkanan, Karak, E&SE KP, Pakistan
  • Dr. Said Imran Assistant Professor of English, Department of English, KUST Kohat, KP, Pakistan




Fluency, Karak, speaking skills, second language learners


The purpose of this study is to examine the speaking problems of the district Karak students at college level. Problem of speaking in target language is one of the basic problems among second language learners. This problem always handicaps the learners during the communication in the target language. Speaking is the active use of language to express meaning. The researcher tries to explore causes that handicaps these learners who cannot speak English fluently. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews. Result show that most students failed to speak English fluently due to language barriers such as vocabulary, pronunciation and fluency. Psychological factors such as anxiety, fear of making mistakes in front of the people, and lack of practice were also some important factors in this regard. It is suggested that the government must take positive steps and teachers should encourage their students to improve their speaking skills.





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Ali, M., Kamal, T., & Imran, S. (2023). Disfluency of English Speaking Skills of Students at College Level in District Karak. Journal of Development and Social Sciences, 4(2), 343–356. https://doi.org/10.47205/jdss.2023(4-II)30