Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A.
College of Liberal Arts
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Keywords and Subject Headings
TESL, ELL, Instructional Media
With the education field of English language teaching constantly evolving and the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily leading to more classes becoming on an online format, I wanted to see what English Language Learners (ELL) preferred when it came to learning English as an additional language in today’s day and age.
The Research Questions in this study consist of:
1. Do students prefer textbooks and hands-on activities over assignments done online?
2. Do students have a preference for particular forms of instructional media?
This paper analyzes the media preferences of English Language Learners. Using a Likert Scale, participants select from four answers, Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Agree and Strongly Agree. The statements cover a variety of instructional media styles, from low-tech media of handwriting all the way to social media.
The research conducted in this study found that tactile learning and social media was the most preferred type of instructional media for learning English. With these results, I hope that teachers can incorporate more tactile learning strategies, activities, and tools that students use every day in their daily life. Lastly, it is important that teachers see what their students prefer and try to make changes to support their English language learning journey.
Goldsmith, Frances H., "English Language Learners’ Perceptions Regarding Media as Learning Technology" (2022). Culminating Projects in TESL. 42.