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Cultural video project assignment (VPA) through the eyes of young ESL learners: a multi-modal vocabulary learning approach

Mohamad Ali, Afiza and Jabar, Norina (2016) Cultural video project assignment (VPA) through the eyes of young ESL learners: a multi-modal vocabulary learning approach. Indonesian Journal of EFL and Linguistics, 1 (2). pp. 157-173. ISSN 2527-5070 E-ISSN 2503-4197

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Learning vocabulary is vital to language proficiency and skills. However, for the ESL learner, vocabulary learning can be challenging due to poor memory and the distinct nature of vocabulary itself. Many studies have looked into vocabulary learning strategies and most have concurred that they should be fun, interactive and meaningful especially for the young ESL learners to recall and use. This paper investigates the effectiveness of video project assignments (VPA) on young learner’s vocabulary learning in an ESL reading class. The activity utilizes a combination of project-based learning and multimodal learning platforms like Web 2.0 (Google,YouTube and Padlet). A group of primary five students (N=30) from a public school in Malaysia are examined. The students were exposed to vocabulary items in reading passages on Malaysian culture and asked to discuss them on Padlet. A group video project assignment was also developed and uploaded on Youtube. In this paper, we discuss the quantitative and qualitative findings that show the effectiveness of using multi-modal learning platforms and developing simple,pocket-sized VPAs in enhancing young ESL learners’ vocabulary learning.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7531/55415
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vocabulary,video project assignment,Web 2.0,ESL,young learners
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
Depositing User: Dr. Afiza Mohamad Ali
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 13:08
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 11:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55415

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