Oral presentation difficulties – Experience of students at a polytechnic in Sarawak

  • Marcus Gee Whai Kho General Studies Department, Politeknik Kuching Sarawak
  • Nur Syafiqa Aqiera Binti Abdullah
  • Lai-Mei Leong School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia


This study investigates areas of oral presentation difficulties experienced by students at a polytechnic in Sarawak. The participants of this study were 223 engineering and commerce students. The data were gathered through questionnaires and interviews. Findings from the data analysis show that the topmost predicament of the students in dealing with oral presentation is delivery, especially where language usage and anxiety management are concerned. Another aspect of the findings is that engineering students differ significantly from commerce students in coping with oral presentation difficulties such as preparation, organisation and delivery.


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How to Cite
Gee Whai Kho, M., Binti Abdullah, N. S. A., & Leong, L.-M. (2015). Oral presentation difficulties – Experience of students at a polytechnic in Sarawak. Issues in Language Studies, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.33736/ils.1653.2015