Learners’ perceptions on the effectiveness of videoscribe on improving listening and speaking in rural school of Sarawak

Terry Samuel SiRicord, Melor Md Yunus

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Teaching listening and speaking in a rural school especially where English is learn as a second language is a challenge for teachers. Learners in rural school of Sarawak considered English Language as a foreign language instead of a second language. This study attempts to investigate the learners’ perceptions on the effectiveness of Videoscribe on improving the listening and speaking skills. The author sees a need to carry out this study as it provides an effective way to teach and motivate learners to listen and speak in English. The respondents of this research comprised of 6 Form Five learners in one of a school in the District of Dalat, Malaysia. A semi-structured interview and participant observation approaches were used to collect the required data from the 6 respondents. The analysis of the data indicated positive perceptions from the participants on the use of Videoscribe in improving their listening and speaking skills. The result of this study may be useful to ESL educators who wanted to integrate ICT such as Videoscribe into their teaching. In addition, more studies are needed to explore the teachers’ perceptions on the use of Videoscribe in teaching and expand the skills not limited to listening and speaking but also reading and writing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-61
Number of pages12
JournalAsian EFL Journal
Volume6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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Learners’ perceptions on the effectiveness of videoscribe on improving listening and speaking in rural school of Sarawak. / SiRicord, Terry Samuel; Md Yunus, Melor.

In: Asian EFL Journal, Vol. 6, 01.12.2016, p. 50-61.

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