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ERIC Number: EJ1143525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
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Visual Aids and Multimedia in Second Language Acquisition
Halwani, Noha
English Language Teaching, v10 n6 p53-59 2017
Education involves more than simply passing the final test. Rather, it is the process of educating an entire generation. This research project focused on language learners of English as a Second Language. This action research was conducted in an ESL classroom in H. Frank Carey High School, one of five high schools in the Sewanhaka Central District of Nassau County. The research project explored the question: "Can visual aids improve English language acquisition in reading and writing for a beginner ESL?" The data analyzed were log observation sheets, pull-out focus groups, checklists, and surveys of students. The basic findings were that reading and writing improved when teachers used visual aids, especially when teachers pulled students out of the classroom for individualized instruction. Therefore, the study concluded that the use of visual aids and multimedia can help the students to absorb the content and become interactive in the classroom with no fear of giving wrong answers or, of having trouble being a participant in the class because of shyness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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