IMPACT OF LANGUAGE LABORATORY IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ORAL ENGLISH IN NIGERIAN SCHOOLS
Keywords:Language Laboratory, teaching, learning, Oral English
This study investigated the impact of language laboratory in the teaching and learning of oral English in Nigerian Schools. It is regrettable and pitiable that language laboratory is not effectively utilized in the learning of oral English in schools today. The study highlighted the necessity of having a language laboratory and its appropriate usage of it to achieve its targeted learning goal. Language laboratory create a great impact in promoting learning of oral English when used; and highlighted the challenges of the use of language laboratory such as instructors lack of technical knowhow in operating devices, cost of installation and maintenance procedures. Conclusively, it is pertinent to have a language laboratory in all language teaching schools, and be utilized appropriately to actualize an impressive and effective delivery of instruction in oral English. On this premise, it was suggested that language laboratories s should be available in order to enhance the teaching and learning of English in schools; and government should
provide facilities for the available language laboratories in tertiary institutions in order to foster the teaching and learning process.