Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2019, Vol. 10(2) 54-63
Tuğba Bademci Kaydet & Mehmet Burçin Özkan
pp. 54 - 63 | Manu. Number: MANU-1902-04-0001
Published online: June 26, 2019 | Number of Views: 174 | Number of Download: 284
In this study, the researcher will research effects of multimedia on teaching English to young learners. To emphasize the influence of multimedia on education, the researcher will carry out a study. This study includes descriptive, one case and only post-test methods. 24 students will take place in this study. They are 3rd grade students in a private primary school. Their socio-economic conditions are high. They have learned English since they started kindergarten. It takes 2 months to implement the study. There are 4 lessons each week. Totally, there are 32 lessons. Every lesson will include multimedia materials such as songs, online games, PowerPoint. The students will learn Simple present tense and daily routine with the help of multimedia materials, which are reflected on the wall such as video, songs, series, dialogues, cartoons and movies.
The purpose of the studies are to discover if young learners benefit from the use of multimedia teaching methods in English language classes and to discover if students value the learning experience in multimedia language training classes.
The conclusions of the study are that students love and enjoy multimedia materials in English lessons and they find traditional methods such as exams and writing boring and tiring. Moreover; they can increase their speaking level to 17 out of 20 with the help of the multimedia materials. This average is very high considering their age and their level.
Keywords: Multimedia, motivation, young learners, teaching foreign language, computer based materials, multimedia-assisted foreign language teaching
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