PL Article – The Effects of YouTube in Multimedia Instruction for Vocabulary Learning: Perceptions of EFL Students and Teachers – Written by Raniah Kabooha and Tariq Elyas 2018-02-08T06:03:49+00:00

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    Hi everyone!

    In February, we’ll be reading the article written by Raniah Kabooha and Tariq Elyas on the Effects of YouTube in Multimedia Instruction for Vocabulary Learning.

    STEP 1: Let us know you’re going to participate in this discussion. Say hi to everyone and let us know your expectations of this article just by reading the abstract that was extracted from the website cited below.

    The Effects of YouTube in Multimedia Instruction for Vocabulary Learning: Perceptions of EFL Students and Teachers

    Raniah Kabooha, Tariq Elyas

    Abstract

    The present study sought to examine the improvement in vocabulary comprehension and retention of Saudi English as foreign language female students at King Abdul Aziz University as a result of integrating YouTube in their reading classes. The study also investigated the perceptions of both students as well as teachers towards the inclusion of YouTube on the development of vocabulary. One hundred female intermediate level students aged between 18-20 years old participated in the study. Students were divided into two groups: an experimental group who watched YouTube during the reading activities and a control group who was not exposed to the videos. Data were collected using pre-tests and post-tests in addition to questionnaires. The findings of the study reveal that the group who viewed the YouTube clips outperformed the group who was not exposed to YouTube videos in the posttest. The results clearly show that YouTube provided statistically significant effects on the students’ vocabulary acquisition. The findings of the study indicate that the participants positively viewed the use of YouTube in their lessons. The findings also revealed significant improvement in the students’ vocabulary achievement. The implications of the findings are discussed within the context of foreign language learning and teaching.

    Extracted from: http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/elt/article/view/72929

    STEP 2: Download the article and take notes of the parts that most caught your attention. Let us know what you thought by answering the following questions.

    Before you read:

    The authors take into consideration the following three questions. Let us know your answers to these questions before you begin to read.

    1. To what extent does the use of YouTube in EFL classes improve the vocabulary comprehension and retention of students?
    2. How do the students view the use of YouTube in their class as a tool to enhance their vocabulary learning?
    3. How do the teachers perceive the use of YouTube as a tool to improve students’ vocabulary learning?

    After you read:

    1. Do the findings in this article reflect your classroom? Why or why not?
    2. After reading, describe how you will use YouTube in your classroom.
    3. What else have you read on this topic?
    4. Share one idea on how you use YouTube to teach vocabulary.
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