The Usefulness of Digital Media Implementation in ESL Learning among Bangladeshi Students

Sabina Sultana, Manvender Kaur Sarjit Singh, Rabiul Islam


The study explains the difficulties of writing faced by Bangladeshi higher secondary students and gives the possible solution to overcome them. Several studies have been conducted to investigate the implementation of media like Facebook, YouTube, and mobile phone among Bangladeshi postgraduates and undergraduates’ students to improve their academic writing. However, few studies have focused on the writing challenges that Bangladeshi High school students faced in their writing by using newspaper. This study also attempts to investigate the impact of using newspaper to secondary school students to enhance their communicative competence in writing. In particular, this study employs the explanatory sequential mixed methods design as a means of researching the reciprocity between newspaper use and its effects on the writing skill. Data was collected by using pretest, posttest, and a semi-structure interview. Collected data was analysed quantitatively սѕіոg tհе Stаtіѕtіϲаӏ Pаϲkаgе fοr Sοϲіаӏ Sϲіеոϲеѕ (SPSS) Vеrѕіοո 27. The validity was checked depending on the pilot study and referees whereas the reliability was checked by using a pretest-posttest method with an interval time of four weeks. Findings have suggested that the reading of newspaper use habits exert significant impacts on the writing skills. Furthermore, it has recommended the implementation of newspaper can improve the communicative competence in writing at secondary school students of Bangladesh.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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