Digital storytelling production as a learning tool in improving ESL learners' verbal proficiency

Chung Jessica, Melor Md Yunus

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Abstract

The present study investigated how the process of digital storytelling production can help ESL learners to improve their verbal proficiency. Five Form 4 students were chosen as participants and a case study approach was used in this study and data was collected using three different instruments; self-assessment surveys, focus group interview and reflective journals. The findings indicated that digital storytelling projects improved all the participants' verbal skills. The data revealed that the participants reflected their positive experiences in using digital storytelling due to communicative practices and continuous imitation of pronunciation accuracy using Google Translator. It was also found that digital storytelling was an effective motivational tool. The findings have significant implications to shed some light on the potential use of digital storytelling production as a pedagogical tool for in ESL for English course.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-141
Number of pages11
JournalAsian EFL Journal
Volume20
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

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Keywords

  • Digital storytelling
  • ESL
  • Learning Tool
  • Verbal Proficiency

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  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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Digital storytelling production as a learning tool in improving ESL learners' verbal proficiency. / Jessica, Chung; Md Yunus, Melor.

In: Asian EFL Journal, Vol. 20, No. 5, 01.05.2018, p. 131-141.

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