THE USE OF VLOGGING TO ENHANCE SPEAKING PERFORMANCE OF ESL STUDENTS IN A MALAYSIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL

Shoba, Andiappan and Goh, Hock Seng and Soo, Ruey Shing (2022) THE USE OF VLOGGING TO ENHANCE SPEAKING PERFORMANCE OF ESL STUDENTS IN A MALAYSIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL. Teaching English with Technology, 21 (2). pp. 23-39.

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Abstract

This study investigates the effect of a vlogging project on Malaysian ESL students’ speaking performance in a secondary school. Additionally, the students’ experience and perception of making and using vlogs in their language learning were also investigated. To this end, a mixedmethods approach was adopted and the data was collected from 73 participants. A quasiexperiment was conducted to determine the effect of the vlogging project while a questionnaire and a retrospective self-report were utilised to obtain the participants’ views pertaining to their experience in creating vlogs. The findings indicate statistically significant improvement in the ESL students’ speaking scores. Additionally, the participants viewed the vlogging project positively and perceived it as a student-friendly learning tool which can also promote selfevaluation and function as a source of motivation. Drawing on the findings, ESL teachers should consider the pedagogical benefits of vlogs and incorporate them as an instructional technique in the language classrooms. This study indicates that the use of vlogs warrants further research in order to inform the feasibility and pedagogical impact of using vlogs to enhance students’ speaking skills.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: video-based blogs (vlogs); asynchronous computer-mediated communication; outof-class learning; ESL students; speaking
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Language & Communication
Depositing User: Shing
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2022 06:25
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2022 06:25
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/37929

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