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20201016T1030 20201016T1100 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh The Use of Storyboard to Increase Narrative Writing Skill for Students at Hung Vuong University

The aim of the study is to present how the use of "Storyboard That" to enhance narrative writing skill for English major students at Hung Vuong University. The participants were the first year English major students at Foreign Language Department, Hung Vuong University (n= 44) whose English language proficiency was expected to reach the intermediate level (B1) in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. However, the problem was that their writing skill was average or below average. Students' writing products created by "Storyboard That" and surveys were collected as data which was then analyzed following coding procedures to find out students' attitudes on using this application and its effectiveness. The findings revealed that the platform encouraged learners to create narrative texts and their positive attitude towards the production of stories increased. Moreover, an improvement in learners' vocabulary and increased attempts to use complex language forms to write were noticeable. The study has created a significant effect on both students and teachers at Hung Vuong University.

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The aim of the study is to present how the use of "Storyboard That" to enhance narrative writing skill for English major students at Hung Vuong University. The participants were the first year English major students at Foreign Language Department, Hung Vuong University (n= 44) whose English language proficiency was expected to reach the intermediate level (B1) in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. However, the problem was that their writing skill was average or below average. Students' writing products created by "Storyboard That" and surveys were collected as data which was then analyzed following coding procedures to find out students' attitudes on using this application and its effectiveness. The findings revealed that the platform encouraged learners to create narrative texts and their positive attitude towards the production of stories increased. Moreover, an improvement in learners' vocabulary and increased attempts to use complex language forms to write were noticeable. The study has created a significant effect on both students and teachers at Hung Vuong University.

lecturer
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Trường Đại học Hùng Vương
Lecturer
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University of Languages and International Studies, VNU Hanoi
Lecturer
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University of Languages and International Studies, VNU Hanoi
English Teacher
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Chhnuor Meanchey high school
Associate Professor
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Philippine Normal University
Regional English Language Officer
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U.S. Department of State
Prof. James  Rush
Foreign Language Professor
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Luther University in South Korea
Ms. Nguyen  Loan
Vice Head of Division of English Linguistics and Culture Studies
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Hung Vuong University
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