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The effect of using visual aids on second language speaking. (c2011)

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dc.contributor.author Ezzedine, Maya
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-28T13:31:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-28T13:31:26Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-11-28
dc.date.submitted 2011-07-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1023
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 70-73). en_US
dc.description.abstract This study aims at examining the effect of incorporating visual literacy in terms of enhancing the oral fluency and communicative skills of second language learners. In addition, it attempts to identify teachers’ attitudes and beliefs regarding the integration and effect of visual aids in their speaking classrooms. The participants were grade six students who learn English as a second language in addition to teachers who teach English as a second language for elementary and intermediate levels. A questionnaire was distributed to be filled by all sixth graders in four sections of grade six at the school investigated. In addition, six students from one class were observed over a period of two months using an oral fluency rubric. Finally, a semi-structured interview including six questions was conducted with five teachers. Both qualitative and quantitative data were obtained. The findings in the three instruments used reveal that the integration of visual aids enhances second language communication skills and oral fluency. In addition, students hold positive attitudes regarding the implementation of visual literacy. We can deduce from the results of the three instruments that the use of visual materials has an obvious and inarguable positive effect on some areas of influence rather than others, particularly organization of sentences and voice and clarity. This study confirms that educators have to reconsider the teaching strategies which rely mainly on words and print material to teach speaking. Instead, visual literacy should be incorporated in order to evoke better responses from English-as-a-second language students. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- Audio-visual aids en_US
dc.subject Visual literacy -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Lebanon -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject English language -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Lebanon -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Second language acquisition -- Audio-visual aids en_US
dc.title The effect of using visual aids on second language speaking. (c2011) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer I en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603580 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Mona Nabahani en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Layla Harmoush en_US
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.author.department MA in Education en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: xi, 90 leaves; ill.; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Rima Bahous en_US
dc.keywords Visual Aids en_US
dc.keywords Visual Literacy en_US
dc.keywords Oral Fluency en_US
dc.keywords Communicative Skills en_US
dc.keywords Students’ Attitudes en_US
dc.keywords Speaking en_US
dc.keywords Teaching Strategies en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2011.29


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