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Original article | Innovational Research in ELT 2023, Vol. 4(1) 60-72

Enhancing English Vocabulary and Reading Skills through Digital Storytelling Method

Fırat Akdoğan

pp. 60 - 72   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/irelt.2023.558.5   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2305-02-0001.R1

Published online: June 19, 2023  |   Number of Views: 32  |  Number of Download: 322


Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of the digital storytelling method on the development of vocabulary and reading skills among students at an English preparatory school in Türkiye. This study utilized an experimental design with a pre-test post-test control group and employed both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods leading to a mixed-method study. An achievement test was used to measure vocabulary and reading skills and semi-structured interviews were conducted to collect student views. Paired samples and independent samples t-tests were used to analyze the quantitative data, while content analysis was used to analyze the qualitative data. The results indicated a significant difference in vocabulary and reading skills development in favor of the experimental group. The students in the experimental group expressed satisfaction with the process, noting its usefulness in promoting active use of English language skills and the efficacy of Google and Microsoft tools for digital story creation, file sharing, and communication. They also found the application innovative and attractive and suggested its use as an alternative assessment to traditional exams. Based on these results, digital storytelling can be considered an effective tool for improving vocabulary and reading skills and promoting language competencies among students.

Keywords: English language teaching, digital storytelling, reading skills, vocabulary


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APA 6th edition
Akdogan, F. (2023). Enhancing English Vocabulary and Reading Skills through Digital Storytelling Method . Innovational Research in ELT, 4(1), 60-72. doi: 10.29329/irelt.2023.558.5

Harvard
Akdogan, F. (2023). Enhancing English Vocabulary and Reading Skills through Digital Storytelling Method . Innovational Research in ELT, 4(1), pp. 60-72.

Chicago 16th edition
Akdogan, Firat (2023). "Enhancing English Vocabulary and Reading Skills through Digital Storytelling Method ". Innovational Research in ELT 4 (1):60-72. doi:10.29329/irelt.2023.558.5.

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