Digital storytelling in the elt classroom: making use of digital narratives to promote the productive skill of speaking
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This quasi experimental study, done with 124 prep school students at a state university, aimed at examining if digital storytelling activities could boost these learners’ competency in spoken English, and if digital storytelling had any effects on the learner attitude towards speaking. The study also evaluated the participant students and the teachers’ attitude towards digital storytelling as a technique to practice speaking. The findings in the study revealed that digital storytelling actually contributed to learners’ spoken performances, and students seemed to have a more positive attitude towards speaking skill with the intervention. Also, the learners regarded digital storytelling as an effective technique to practice speaking, and the teachers perceived digital storytelling tasks as successful learning material.
KeywordsEnglish as a foreign language
Technology in learning English
Technology in education
Learner attitude towards speaking