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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 18)
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Effects of Using Digital Comics to Improve ESL Writing

Melor Md Yunus, Hadi Salehi and Mohamed Amin Embi
Corresponding Author:  Hadi Salehi 

Key words:  Digital comics, ESL writing, ICT, perception, teacher trainees, ,
Vol. 4 , (18): 3462-3469
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April 20, 2012 May 10, 2012 September 15, 2012
Abstract:

Information Communication Technology (ICT) is used in modern education to help teachers to perform administrative tasks more efficiently and students learn more effectively. As one of the pedagogical tools that involve the application of ICT, digital comics offer many advantages, particularly in the creation of an engaging learning environment. Using digital comics as a language-learning tool clearly seems to be one of the most effective ways to teach ESL writing to students who have low proficiency in the English language. This study aims to investigate the perceptions of teacher trainees with regard to the use of digital comics in teaching writing to low-achieving ESL learners. A questionnaire survey was administered to 30 TESL teacher trainees at a state university in Malaysia. The findings showed that the teacher trainees had a positive attitude towards using ICT in teaching writing and most of them agreed that digital comics enable them to help lowachieving language learners to write in English. At the same time, however, the teacher trainees perceived the use of digital comics in the classroom as time consuming and impractical.
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Melor Md Yunus, Hadi Salehi and Mohamed Amin Embi, 2012. Effects of Using Digital Comics to Improve ESL Writing.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4(18): 3462-3469.
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