Volume 3 - Issue 2 - December 2019
Latest issue of Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics
TITLE: On Students’ Perceptions About Graphic Novels in an EFL Learning Context – Evaluation of an Experimental Program.
Dr Iskra Stamenkoska
FON University- Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
FON University, Bulevard Kiro Gligorov bb, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
Aleksandra Popovski Golubovikj, MA
English Language Teacher and Teacher Trainer
Published online: 24 December 2019, pp. 63-79
Stamenkoska, I. & Popovski Golubovikj, A. (2019) On Students’ Perceptions About Graphic Novels in an EFL Learning Context – Evaluation of an Experimental Program, Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics, 3(2), ALS House Publications. Athens, Greece, pp.63-79.
This paper reports on research exploring adolescents’ perceptions and attitudes towards graphic novels as a non-indigenous educational resource used in an extracurricular pilot project. The focal part is an elaborate presentation of the participants’ perceptions of graphic novels, based on the results of a self-reporting questionnaire and a language test. Of particular interest in this study is how these dispositions and beliefs may change over the period of one academic year.
Results indicate that graphic novels contribute positively to improving reading habits, language skills and overall attitude towards certain social issues.
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Keywords: graphic novels, reading habits, adolescents, language skills