The effect of music and summarizing of the short stories on English language learners’ speaking skill

Author/s:

Sadrameli, Mohammad Hassan*
Department of English, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran (m_sadrameli@yahoo.com)

Abstract:

This study attempted to compare the effects of teaching English speaking through song and short story on learners’ knowledge of oral proficiency. Through an OPT test, 60 students out of 100 were chosen and randomly divided into two experimental and one control group each consisting of 20 students. The two experimental groups were instructed to apply song and short story on the same topics except the control group which received traditional methods of teaching speaking. The mean scores of both experimental and that of control groups were compared through One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The results of analysis showed that the groups who utilized short story and song outperformed the control group in speaking skill. Furthermore, the experimental group who received short story treatment, revealed a significant efficiency more than song group. As a result, it can be concluded that short story group outperformed the song group and song outperformed the control group in immediate posttest.

Keywords: music; short story; speaking skill; traditional methods; EFL learners

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2017.1842

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