Using ICTs to Enhance Students Motivation in Reading English Literature
Arabic Language, Literature & Culture
Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2018, Pages: 16-21
Received: Aug. 4, 2018; Accepted: Aug. 19, 2018; Published: Sep. 15, 2018
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Yaqot Elbechir, Department of English, University of Djilali Liabess, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
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Abstract
Teaching English has become more challenging than ever. A storm of change is moving in the pedagogy of English language teaching (E. L. T). The new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have played a great role in promoting ELT. This paper aims to investigate to what extent the use of visual aids, for example (animation videos, pictures, films, audio clips and projectors) can be a motivational tool in enhancing students’ interest in reading literary texts in order to improve their motivation and language skills. To achieve the aim of the study, a mixed-method approach consisted of observation and questionnaire was used to collect the required data. Therefore, an experiment was carried out with a sample group of 60 Master 1 students at Chlef university where two groups were taught in different ways. The analysis of the data indicated that majority of students had positive attitudes for the use of visual aids to read literary texts. Also, observation by the researcher showed the use of visual aids during the lecture was effective. The use of the ICT tools enhanced the students’ motivation to enjoy the lecture processes better and to achieve the lecture goals higher. The study concludes that the use of visual aids enables the students to engage closely with literary texts. That suggests that literature taught by visual aids helps to enhance students’ creative and critical thinking skills. Therefore, this study proclaims that teachers changed their attitudes as well as the students had positive attitudes for the use of visual aids, the lecture processes would be more interesting and creative.
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ELT, Visual Aids, ICTs, Motivation, Literary Texts
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Yaqot Elbechir, Using ICTs to Enhance Students Motivation in Reading English Literature, Arabic Language, Literature & Culture. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2018, pp. 16-21. doi: 10.11648/j.allc.20180302.12
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