Teaching English through extensive reading and its impact upon the writing proficiency skills of ESL learners
Muhammad Arfan Lodhi, Lubna Saeed, Sadaf Masrur, Sadia Ayub
Creative writing is an approach of writing which has become more recognizable in modern era. The primary purpose of this study was to find out the effectiveness of teaching short stories on the improvement of creative writing skills of ESL learners. The tools used in this research for data collection were checklist, test and questionnaire. Checklist was used as pre-treatment evaluation tool to access learners’ awareness and extensive reading habits. During treatment phase, two tests were administered to compare the difference of the results in the improvement of creative writing between control and experimental group. Furthermore, questionnaire was developed and administered among the experimental group students for the sake of manipulation check. Paired sample T-Test was used to compare the achievements of learners in Pre-Test and Post-Test. It was observed that experimental group showed better grades and higher motivation level when compared to the participants of control group. Findings reveal that teaching English through short stories put positive and encouraging impact not only on their writing grades but on the interest and motivation level of the learners as well.
Muhammad Arfan Lodhi, Lubna Saeed, Sadaf Masrur, Sadia Ayub. Teaching English through extensive reading and its impact upon the writing proficiency skills of ESL learners. International Journal of English Research, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 120-124