The Use of YouTube in Teaching English Literature The Case of Al-Majma'ah Community College, Al-Majma'ah University (Case Study)

Al-zyoud Khalid, Kabilan Muhammad

Abstract


This paper explores the use of YouTube as a supplementary resource in teaching English novel at Al-Majma'ah Community College/Al-Majma'ah University. This study conducted on the second semester 2009/2010, At Al-Majma’ah community college/English language and literature Department. The researchers find that the use of YouTube in studying English is an interesting; beneficial, and give students the chance to get more understanding of the novel and its events. The effect of the YouTube program was measured by using an achievement test, which comprises 10 questions based on the novel comprehension. The sample of the study consists of 10 students. The present study aims at investigating the effect of method of teaching English novel on the students’ achievement, and examining whether YouTube program improves students’ achievement. The results showed that students wrote positive comments regarding the use of YouTube in a literature course, and use this learning tool effectively. This study recommends the use of YouTube as a supplementary source for teaching literature.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v4i4.2930

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