International Journal of Language & Linguistics

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

Use of Story Telling Method to Develop Spoken English Skill
Pravamayee Samantaray

Considering the nature of human beings as storytellers, teachers can use storytelling as a teaching method in English classrooms. The aim with this study is to discuss the storytelling teaching method adopted in ELT Classroom. This study tries to answer the research question: to what extent story telling is effective in developing the speaking skill in English of the technical students? The sample of the study consisted of 80 2nd semester students of Centurion Institute of Technology and Management. The stories, which represent the proposed program, were used to measure the four sub-skills; predicting, telling the main idea, recognizing characters and summarizing the events. The researcher used pre- and post-tests as the tools of the research. This study has also suggested that further researches should be conducted on the effect of storytelling technique of learning English skills. This task oriented language learning tool enhances the imaginary capability of the students and provides better contexts of learning English language. This is the method in which students are given themes to form stories which serves as a technique to develop multi-skills like power of imagination, confidence, fluency, problem solving attitude, team work, empathy etc.

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