Teaching Language Skills to Young Learners through Activities: A Case Study of Primary Schools in Gujrat

Authors

  • Adnan Hussain Primary School Teacher, GHS Christian Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Perveen Akhter Farhat Assistant Professor, Department of English, Lahore Leads University Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Aslam Assistant Professor, Department of ELT & Linguistics, IER, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2023(4-II)39

Keywords:

Activity-Based, Communicative Approach, Language Skills, Teaching English Young Learners

Abstract

Interactive teaching is central to learning language skills at all grades. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of Activity Based Teaching on leaning of the four major skills. To achieve this purpose, pre-test post-test control group design was used with a random sample of 34 male students selected from the list of primary schools located in the district Gujrat. A pre-test was conducted before the treatment of 5 weeks and a post-test was administered within a week after the treatment with the control and experiment group. To find out the significance of the difference between the scores of the tests, t-test for independent samples was run. The test indicated a significant difference in the performance of the experiment group. The study has important significance for the teachers, syllabus designers, and the materials developers. It is recommended in light of the findings that interactive teaching interspersed with activities should replace the lecture-based teaching of language skills, especially with 5th graders.

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Published

2023-04-13

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How to Cite

Hussain, A., Farhat, P. A., & Aslam, M. (2023). Teaching Language Skills to Young Learners through Activities: A Case Study of Primary Schools in Gujrat. Annals of Human and Social Sciences, 4(2), 427–439. https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2023(4-II)39