International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

E-Learning & Education: A Case Study of the Use of the You Tube in Teaching Skills-Integration
Abdullah Khuwaileh, Tariq Khwaileh

The central aim of this paper is to investigate whether the internet accessories like the You Tube can really help in improving the process of teaching English in TESOL settings.This is because we all know that the use of the internet has considerable potential for encouraging learning and teaching with a fun factor away from classical andtraditional teaching. Definitely, we investigate the effect of the You Tube on the speaking and skills-integration. To serve the purpose of this paper, we established two research groups: a control group where traditional teaching was employed and an experimental group where fresh You Tubes clips were employed. The TESOL learners in both groups were then subjected to oral presentations and tests which were compared and contrasted to investigate any significant statistical difference. The tabulation of results revealed that the experimental group where the You Tube clips were used performed better than the control group, developed confidence, used idiomatic English and proper pronunciation, became more fluent and culturally aware. Moreover, the experimental group showed open mindedness of how to use English effectively and managed to make skill-integration which in turn created a classroom language centred approach where the teacher’s role was minimized, and the TESOL learner’s role was maximized. Our study is concluded with a number of research and practical recommendations related to the use of the You Tube in learning English at home without going to any academic institution as the You Tube enters our houses everyday.

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