Improving Listening Comprehension among Malay Preschool Children Using…
Improving Listening Comprehension among Malay Preschool Children Using Digital Stories
SUBJECTS - a group of 6-yearold Malay preschool children
RESEARCH TYPE - quasi-experimental research study
GOAL - the effects of digital stories on the understanding of spoken English
ASSESSMENT - A pretest and a posttest
the majority of studies focus on the positive developmental and motivational effects that access to technology may have on children's second language learning (Clements, 1994).
Websites for children can offer a range of opportunities to develop foreign language listening and proficiency in a playful and enjoyable context if appropriately selected and organized (Van Scoter, Ellis & Railsback, 2001).
lack of research on how Internet-based technology contributes to improve children's listening comprehension (Haddad & Jurich, 2002).
both control and experimental groups performed very similarly in Part I and Part II
The mean score acquired by the experimental group in both parts of the pre-test (3.44) was lower than the mean of the control group (3.48),
the control group increased the test mean by 1.60 if compared with the one obtained in the pre-test (3.48 vs. 5.08), whereas the experimental one increased the test mean sharply by 3.20 (3.44 vs. 6.64).
there was homogeneity of variances between the control and the experimental groups (F= 0.241; p= 0.626) in the beginning. Hence, there were no significant differences among the two groups at the start of the study
To verify whether there is a significant difference between the mean scores of the experimental and control groups in their listening comprehension tests.
To find out if digital stories improve the children’s listening comprehension skills.