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ERIC Number: ED503364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Effects of Total Physical Response by Storytelling and the Traditional Teaching Styles of a Foreign Language in a Selected High School
Kariuki, Patrick N. K.; Bush, Elizabeth Danielle
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Knoxville, TN, Nov 5-7, 2008)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Total Physical Response by Storytelling and the traditional teaching method on a foreign language in a selected high school. The sample consisted of 30 students who were randomly selected and randomly assigned to experimental and control group. The experimental group was taught using Total Physical Response by Storytelling and the control group was taught using the traditional method. Data were collected using teacher made tests. Independent samples t-test was used to analyze the data. The results indicated a significant difference between experimental and control group in the overall performance. The experimental group scored significantly higher than the control group. Similarly, significant difference was found between the experimental and control group on vocabulary achievement. The experimental group scored significantly higher than the control group. Total Physical Response by Storytelling appears to be a powerful tool to use in the teaching of a foreign language. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee