EFFECT OF MULTIMODAL STRATEGIES ON THE LEARNING OF LISTENING SKILLS AMONG JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SOKOTO METROPOLIS, SOKOTO STATE, NIGERIA
This research investigated the effect of multimodal strategies of teaching listening skills in Junior Secondary Schools in Sokoto metropolis, Sokoto State. The objective was to find out if using multimodal strategies to teach listening skills will enhance their learning when compared to traditional method. The population was 59,265 JSS students in Sokoto Metropolis. Stratified sampling technique was used to select the schools while random sampling technique was used to select one intact class from each school. Thus, the sample size was 394 JSS1 students. The instrument used for collecting data after treatment was Listening Level Test (LLT). Thirty questions were designed with options A, B and C. A group of 10 questions were set relating to each of the listening type: attitudinal, informative and appreciative. The validity of the instrument was determined by some Junior Secondary School English teachers and language education experts in the Department of Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. Pilot study was conducted on twenty students through test-re-tests method to determine the reliability of the study. The results were correlated using Pearson’s Product Moment Coefficient formula which produced a reliability index of 0.83. The data collected after administration of the treatment was analyzed using mean, standard deviation to answer the research questions and t-test to test the null hypotheses of the research. It was found that multimodal strategies enhanced the listening comprehension skills of the subjects. The researchers recommended that teachers should use multimodal strategies to teach listening skills in junior secondary schools so as to help students perform very better in listening skills.
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