THE ROLE OF CARTOONS IN TEACHING GRAMMAR IN EFL CLASSES
İNGİLİZCE SINIFLARINDA DİLBİLGİSİ ÖĞRETİMİNDE KARİKATÜRLERİN ROLÜ

Author : Gülay ER -Emel AKAY GÜLLER
Number of pages : 164-180

Abstract

This study was conducted in order to investigate the effects of lesson activities including cartoons in teaching of grammar on 8th grade students’ learning English grammar. For this study, twenty nine students in two groups of 8th grade classes in a secondary school in Samsun were chosen. In the study, a pretest-posttest model with control and experiment groups has been used. To define the current knowledge of the students in both groups, a pre–test was applied to both groups. After the teaching period , a post-test was applied to both group and in order to analyse the findings, IBM SPSS Statistics 22 software programme was used. During the 10 week teaching process, ten different grammar subjects were taught the students in the group chosen as the experiment group through the cartoons prepared for the presentation or/and practice sections of the lesson. The results of the post-test, which was administered at the end of the instructon period, have revealed that using cartoons in grammar teaching had a positive effect on the achievement of the students in the expreiment group.

Keywords

Grammar, Caricatures, Secondary School Students, Foreign Language Teaching

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