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Receptive vocabulary acquisition through 'Storybird'

Shukri, Athirah and Puteh, Fatimah (2017) Receptive vocabulary acquisition through 'Storybird'. Sains Humanika, 9 (4-2). pp. 87-92. ISSN 2289-6996


Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.11113/sh.v9n4-2.1364


Knowledge of vocabulary is important for a learner of a language to be able to perform in all the four skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking in the target language. Despite its importance, language teaching or training generally puts lesser emphasis on its importance or the teaching of vocabulary still adopts a traditional teaching approach. With the advancement in computer technology and the emerging development of tools and software, vocabulary learning has moved beyond classical reading method. This present study explores the effects of online reading through the use of ‘Storybird’ tool on ESL learners’ receptive vocabulary. It aims to ascertain if reading on ‘Storybird’ as a tool within a classroom context could improve learners’ receptive vocabulary. The data was collected through the procedure of pre-test, treatment and post-test without control group. The result of the paired sample t-test show significant gains in the 3000-word level vocabulary test.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Storybird, receptive vocabulary, vocabulary test, online reading, reading behaviour
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Language Academy
ID Code:80297
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:25 Apr 2019 01:24
Last Modified:25 Apr 2019 01:24

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