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Young ESL Learners' Perception on the Effects of Using Digital Storytelling Application in English Language Learning

Leong Chiew Har Amelia and Mohamad Jafre Zainol Abidin

Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Volume 26, Issue T, December 2018

Keywords: Digital storytelling application, effects on English language learning, ESL learners, tablet, mobile learning

Published on: 24 Dec 2018

Approaches used for English language teaching and learning have been changing from time to time. Incorporation of technology into learning is believed to be able to bring positive effects to learners such as up-to-date, novelty, creative and innovative learning environment. This study aims to examine the effects of using tablet-based digital storytelling application in English language learning among young ESL learners. For this purpose, qualitative case study approach is employed to explore the effects of using the digital storytelling application on English language learning among Primary Five learners. Six Primary Five learners were selected using purposive sampling method. Interviews and observations were used to collect data from the six research participants studying in a public primary school in a state in Malaysia. Results revealed the positive effects of tablet-based digital storytelling on English language learning among the young ESL learners. Meanwhile, learners reported improvements in their English language skills such as listening, reading, speaking and writing via the use of digital storytelling application. This paper also discusses implications of the study.

ISSN 0128-7702

e-ISSN 2231-8534

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