Language Clubs and Pedagogical Approach to Teach English: University of Parakou English Club case

Mathias Hounnou Azoua(1),
(1) University of Parakou  Benin

Corresponding Author
Copyright (c) 2020 Lingua Didaktika: Jurnal Bahasa dan Pembelajaran Bahasa


Full Text:    Language : English


This study aims at highlighting the English club as a tool for learners in  need of  English as a foreign language through which they practice and improve fluency. We use participative and consultative methods by means of questionnaire, interviews and Focus Group Discussion administration to stakeholders. Participants are four secondary schools, two private universities and one public University: 26 students, 10 administratives and 16 English teachers.  The data was analyzed via descriptive statistics. Results indicated that most existing English clubs in the community contributed significantly to learners’ language fluency improvement and consequently to updating state of teachers and other actors. The more university of Parakou English Club members (UNIPAREC) participated to activities, the more they became fluent in English. The findings suggest pedagogical means to UNIPAREC for all categories of actors in the manipulation of the English language.


English club; pedagogical approach; teaching English; University of Parakou


Ames (1992). Classrooms: Goals, Structures, and student motivation. Journal of Educational psychology, 84, 261- 271.

Ausubel, D. (1968). Educational Psychology: A Cognitive View. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.

Benson, P. (2000) Teaching and researching autonomy in language learning. London: Longman.

Boud et al. (1985). Developing student autonomy in learning 2nd ed. (pp. 17- 39). London: Koga page.

Brumfit, C. (1982). Problems and Principles in English Teaching. Oxford: Pergamon Press.

Dörnyei, Z; & Otto, I. (1998). Motivation in action: A process model of L2 motivation: Results of a longitudinal nationwide survey. Applied linguistics, 23, 421- 462.

Elnadeef, E.A.E; Abdala, A.H.E.H. (2019). The effectiveness of English club as free voluntary speaking activity strategy in matering speaking skill in Saudi Arabia context. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature, and Translation, 2(1),230-235.

Gardner, R. C., & Lambert, W.E. (1959). Attitudes and motivation in second –language learning. Rowley, MA: Newbury House.

Omaggio, M.A. (1993). Teaching Language in Context. Boston: Heinle and Heinle.

Qinun, Z. (2013). Exploring on the club activities of middle school English based on the “Five I” curriculum view. Science Education Article Collect,

Schmidt (1991). Foreign language motivation: Internal structure and external connection. In R. R. Oxford (Ed.), language learning motivation: Pathways to the new century (pp. 10-70). Honolulu: University of Hawai, second language teaching and curriculum center.

Ushioda, E. (1997). Learner autonomy: The role of motivation. Dublin: Authentik.

Wenden, A. L., (1991). Learners’ strategies for learner autonomy: Planning and implementing learner training for language learners. Hertfordshire, UK: Prentice –Hall International.

Wright, T. (1987). Roles of teachers and learners. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Article Metrics

 Abstract Views : 629 times
 PDF Downloaded : 249 times


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2020 Lingua Didaktika: Jurnal Bahasa dan Pembelajaran Bahasa

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.