Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry
This study aimed to find out the Effectiveness of Using Picture Showing Method in Enhancing Performance Skills of Grade Ten Students of Thai Nguyen Specialized Upper- Secondary School. The data gathered were described statistically using frequency, percentage, weighted mean and rank; and inferentially analyzed using mean and standard deviation, using Pearson Coefficient of Correlation, test for r and t-test for independent samples analysis of variance at a threshold P-value of 0.05. The findings revealed that female dominated the respondents with the rate of 56%; most of the respondents were 16 years old. On the number of years of learning English language, results showed that 32 student-respondents (64%) had only 4 years and below experienced learning the English language. Thereby, student-respondents with only 4 years of exposure in English language learning need more time to study. On the students’ attitude towards frequency of learning English Language, results showed a weighted mean value of 4.4 and 4.36 on the criteria that students often learn writing English by doing exercises during classroom and personally by imbibing the lesson through new words and new English structures by heart, respectively. On performance skills using picture showing method in terms of grammar, vocabulary, and format have a highest mark of 2.0 in the pre-test as well as in the post test; while in terms of coherence and unity, a highest mark 1.0 in the pre-test and post-test. It is therefore concluded that the use of pictures make a great contribution in the success of language teaching and learning, especially in developing writing skills. However, a careful consideration should be taken in choosing relevant and appropriate pictures that will be presented in various writing activities for a successful endeavor.
Picture showing method, effectiveness, performance skills