What is it about?
Teaching through stories has been present across cultures for centuries. This paper looks at the motivational benefits of teaching languages through the co-creation of fun, bizarre stories with a group of teenage learners of Spanish. The study shows that by teaching with this method, intrinsic motivation is developed and students find classes engaging, fun and interesting.
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Why is it important?
This study is highly significant in modern times as we see a large drop-out rate in foreign language classes with many students feeling bored and disinterested in the traditional 'grammar and translation' method classrooms. Teaching through storytelling offers a way to motivate both students and teachers, developing intrinsic motivation and highly engaged learners.
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This page is a summary of: Student perceptions on the motivational pull of Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS): a self-determination theory perspective, Language Learning Journal, January 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/09571736.2019.1566397.
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