Authentic Situation Video Clip Enhances Learners’ English Writing


Authentic situation video clips can motivate students’ enthusiasm and enhances students’ language skills. This study investigated the effect of authentic situation video clip as a teaching tool on students’ English writing. 149 participants from two groups who enrolled the English Writing for Careers course in Burapha University in 2016 were assigned to watch five authentic situation video clips acted out by their teacher independently on the class Facebook. They took midterm and final examinations that were the same components. These examinations got them express their English writing skill. Their average of midterm and final examinations’ scores were compared to show their English writing progress. The result showed that although their average of final exam scores (71.11%) was a little higher than that of their midterm scores (69.5%), their strong motivation, involvement in the learning processes, and benefit from peer feedback done online, among others. The study has important implications for L2 writing teachers and material developers.

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Budsabong Saejew, Burapha University Language Institute, Thailand

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Conference: ECLL2017
Stream: Language education

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