ClassPoint Application for Enhancing Motivation in Communication among ESL Young Learners

Nur Atikah Mazlan, Kim Hua, Tan, Zarina Othman, Wahiza Wahi


Teachers and students have been exposed to an influx of educational technology in the classroom since the outbreak of COVID-19. Young students require constant stimulation, especially when learning English; otherwise, they will lose interest. The ClassPoint application (hereafter referred to as the app) is an interactive learning tool that can be tailored to the needs of individual students. This research examines how the ClassPoint app motivates students of English as a Second Language to learn English. This research employed a mixed-method design with a sample of thirty-five Year 3 primary students. They responded to a 15-item questionnaire prior to the implementation of the app, and researchers completed an observation checklist during the implementation. Ten students were randomly selected to participate in a semi-structured interview following the app's performance. The data were then analysed using descriptive statistics and thematic analysis. The findings identified several reasons why Year 3 students struggle to learn English, such as a lack of motivation towards the language and ineffective teaching strategies.

The ClassPoint app also increased students' engagement and motivation to learn English. Students were more engaged in learning English when the ClassPoint app was utilised. Results indicate that interactive teaching and learning methods increase second-language acquisition motivation among students.

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

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