Students’ and Lecturers’ Perceptions of Idioms Teaching and Learning in Speaking Skill for Freshmen at FOE, Thuongmai University


  • Tran Thi My Linh Thuongmai University


Perception, idioms’ teaching and learning, speaking skill


The situation of teaching and learning idioms in developing speaking skills for freshmen was investigated at the Faculty of English, Thuongmai University in Vietnam – a foreign language context – as well as the difficulties faced by lecturers and students while teaching and learning idioms, and the strategies used while processing the idioms. It also looked at how the idiom teaching method was evaluated in two freshman language classrooms and offered some suggestions for how to improve students' interest and engagement in learning English idioms, particularly in strengthening their speaking skills. Survey questionnaires and in-depth interviews were used to gather information. The study indicated that university lecturers and students were efficient in idioms teaching and learning in certain aspects. Both of them believed that students were motivated, felt calm, confident, and actively engaged in idiomatic learning activities in this foreign language setting. According to the findings, students demonstrated the process of idiom comprehension as well as idiom production via evidence in the comprehension of idiomatic terms. The findings indicated that context significantly influences idiom acquisition and that idiom learning in EFL classes should be prioritized.

Author Biography

Tran Thi My Linh, Thuongmai University

Tran Thi My Linh is a lecturer at the English Practice Department, Faculty of English, Thuongmai University in Vietnam. She received a bachelor's degree in English Language Teaching from Hanoi National University of Education and a master's degree from the University of Languages and International Studies. She has been teaching four skills for six years. She is interested in English Language and English Teaching Methodology.


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How to Cite

Tran, T. M. L. (2021). Students’ and Lecturers’ Perceptions of Idioms Teaching and Learning in Speaking Skill for Freshmen at FOE, Thuongmai University. International Journal of TESOL & Education, 1(3), 37–53. Retrieved from