Problems of Teaching and Learning French Language in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

Published: March 2019

Author1Okeke-Okoye, Ogechukwu Juliet, 2Odo, Victor Okwudili

About Author(s): Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

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Abstract

The study examined the problems of teaching and learning of French language in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,Umudike (MOUAU). Two research questions guided the study. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. The population of the study comprised of 9 lecturers and 5,245 year one students. A sample size of 520 students was drawn using simple random sampling techniques to derive 40 students each from 13 colleges. A structured questionnaire developed was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by two French lecturers and a specialist in Measurement and Evaluation. The reliability was determined using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient which yielded value of 0.78. Some of the findings were students’ negative attitudes towards French language and unconducive teaching environment which led to students’ problem of learning the language. Based on the findings of the study, the researchers recommended that MOUAU authorities should provide available public address system for large French classes and standard language laboratory.

Keywords: Teaching, learning, French language. Problems