Fostering oral and written communication skills in EFL via the use of student-created digi-videos

Samia Naqvi, Rahma Al-Mahrooqi

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Abstract

This chapter reports on a study which experimented with the use of studentcreated digital videos in an undergraduate English for Communication module taken by engineering students at a university in Oman. The aim of this study was to provide a task for students to accomplish that would engage them in authentic communication. The chapter provides a description of the intervention used, and illustrates - through students' presentations, written reports, interaction arising from group work, excerpts from the tutor's reflective journal, and student perspectives gathered through focus groups - how students' motivation, confidence and communication improved during the video-creation process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBridging the Gap between Education and Employment: English Language Instruction in EFL Contexts
PublisherPeter Lang AG
Pages91-107
Number of pages17
Volume198
ISBN (Print)9783035108422, 9783034316811
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 18 2015

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Keywords

  • Communication in English
  • Higher education
  • Oman
  • Presentation
  • Project report
  • Student created digital videos

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Naqvi, S., & Al-Mahrooqi, R. (2015). Fostering oral and written communication skills in EFL via the use of student-created digi-videos. In Bridging the Gap between Education and Employment: English Language Instruction in EFL Contexts (Vol. 198, pp. 91-107). Peter Lang AG. https://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-0351-0842-2