publication . Article . 2015

Storytelling in EFL Classes

Emine Bala;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2015 Journal: International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies, volume 2, issue 2, pages 20-23 (issn: 2409-1294, eissn: 2409-1294, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Ishik University
Storytelling is one of the oldest ways of education and oral tradition that is continuously being used to transfer the previous nation‘s cultures, tradition and customs. It constructs a bridge between the new and the old. Storytelling in EFL classes usually provides a meaningful context, interesting atmosphere and is used as a tool to highly motivate students. Although it seems to be mostly based on speaking, it is used to promote other skills such as writing, reading, and listening. Storytelling is mainly regarded to be grounded on imitation and repetition; nevertheless many creative activities can be implemented in the classroom since this method directs learn...
free text keywords: Storytelling, Motivate, Creative, EFL Classes, lcsh:Education (General), lcsh:L7-991
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