Improving Vietnamese Studentsâ€™ English Essay Writing at Dong Thap University
Keywords:paragraph, essay, writing, problem, language
This paper investigates the weaknesses found in English essays written by Vietnamese students of English as a foreign language from Dong Thap University, South of Vietnam. These essays are their in-class timed exam papers. It shows that although the students are all third and fourth-year English majors, their essay writing skills are not as good as expected, specifically regarding language use and essay contents. It is, therefore, suggested that teachers should take into consideration problems in question to help the students improve their essay writing skills.
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