Education Quarterly Reviews
Published: 22 November 2021
Effects of Digital Stories on the Development of EFL Learners’ Listening Skill
Nebahat Seren Akdamar, Selim Soner Sütçü
Atılım University (Turkey), Başkent University (Turkey)
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Keywords: Digital Storytelling, Listening Skill, Foreign Language Learning
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of digital storytelling on listening skills of language learners and their attitudes towards the use of digital storytelling. 64 secondary school students whose degrees were 6th and 7th grade participated in the study. The study was conducted in Adana, Turkey during the fall semester of the academic year 2020-2021. Quasi-experimental design with pretest-posttest control group was employed for the research. Listening comprehension achievement test and learners’ attitude scale were the data collection tools of the research. The results of the study revealed that participants had statistically significant differences in their listening skills improvement and test group had higher competency in listening activities compared to the control group. The findings also provided additional information about learners’ attitudes towards digital storytelling listening activities, including their motivation level and thoughts. Students’ attitudes towards digital storytelling were positive and their motivation was significantly higher.
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