The effects of English Cartoon videos on Fifth Grade Students’ Listening Ability in Taiwan Presenter: Shiao-Ling Tsai 蔡小鈴 Instructor : Dr. Pi-Ying Hsu Date: Jan. 5, 2009
Content I. Motivation of the Study II. Purpose of the Study III. Significance of the Study IV. Research Questions V. Literature Review VI. Method
Motivation of the Study
Learn English through TV is convenient .
Cartoons especially attract children .
There are more and more English cartoons in Taiwan.
Purpose of the Study
to examine the effects of English cartoon videos on
the fifth grade elementary school children in Taiwan
to explore whether children’s listening ability improve
through the viewing of English cartoons
Significance of the Study
to make contribution to around fifth grade elementary
school children and their parents in Taiwan
to supply parents guideline when they choose English
materials for their children to learn English.
Research Questions 1. Do children learn English through viewing English cartoons? 2. Do children’s listening ability improve through viewing English cartoons? 3. What is children’s attitude toward learning English through viewing English cartoons?
Media exposure begins early and increases until
children enter school, drops briefly, then climbs and
peaks at almost eight hours daily among eleven- and
(Roberts & Foehr, 2008)
Using visual clues to meaning in order to enhance
learning is an important part of video methodology.
Early exposure to age-appropriate programs designed
around an educational curriculum is associated with
cognitive academic enhancement .
(Kirkorian, Wartella, & Anderson, 2008)
Method (Pilot Study) 30 fifth grade elementary students in Taichung one English cartoon video two months Duration Material Participants
Method (Pilot Study) Experiment Group 15 students Control Group 15 students 10 minutes watch English cartoon with English lines 10 minutes watch English cartoon with Chinese lines 10 minutes Introduce vocabulary Procedure:
Pre-test & Post-test:
Test students’ English listening ability International Learning, Teaching and Evaluation Agency (ILTEA) --- Young Learners English Test level I: 20 questions