YOUTUBE: FOSTERING CONFIDENCE IN SPEAKING AMONG ESL STUDENTS

30 Jan 2019

Abstract

Speaking skills is an essential skill in the learning of English. Students are always evaluated in the speaking skill through oral assessment. Carrying out speaking skills modules has always been a difficult process when students fail to give good support due to them being shy and non-responsive in their learning. This action research investigated the effectiveness of the use of the application of YouTube to foster confidence in speaking among the pupils in primary and secondary schools while inculcating fun learning. The samples consist of five Year Five primary school students in Labuan and five Form Four the secondary students in Kuala Kangsar, Perak. Data collection was based on a pre and post observation. The findings showed an increase level of self-confidence in using English orally. In addition this application promotes fun rather than fear towards the learning process. Students are able to give comments and likes on the YouTube postings thus making learning more interactive. This action research showed that using this application of YouTube is an interactive way to foster speaking skills among the pupils.


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[Sakina Bibi Binti Mohd Shariff , Hasniza Binti Basri , Melor Md Yunus (2019); YOUTUBE: FOSTERING CONFIDENCE IN SPEAKING AMONG ESL STUDENTS Int. J. of Inov. and App. Res. (1). 11- 16] (ISSN 2348-0319). www.journalijiar.com


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