Vlog Entries: Edutainment Stimulus to Unleash Student’s Potential to Speak English

Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Education

Year: 2021


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Vlog Entries: Edutainment Stimulus to Unleash Student’s Potential to Speak English

Norfarizan Mohamad, Suraini Mohd Ali, Fariza Puteh Behak




Vlog is a portmanteau of the word ‘video’ and ‘blog’. Nowadays, vlogging is perceived as a new and popular trend in blogging circle and differs from its parent, textual blogging, by offering audio-visual capabilities to communicate. Vlog’s various functionality serves the purpose of becoming an ideal 21st century learning tool for teaching English speaking skills. Therefore, this research is conducted to find out the challenges encountered by students during the discussion of weekly Vlog entries for their English lesson. A qualitative research method was used in this research. All the vlog entries; which include self-preparation and self-reflection notes for the 3 theme units (following the Malaysian syllabus of Form 3 English Close-Up textbook) were interpreted descriptively by using an Atlas.ti software. Parts of speech, pronunciation, speech delivery, feeling, experience, hope, strategy were identified as the domains of challenges confronted by students during the discussion. The findings revealed that vocabulary mastery, pronunciation and fluency aspects seem to impede students’ speaking skills. However, making vlog entries helps to develop students’ interest and motivation to speak English. Furthermore, this research recommends the use of Vlog entries as interactive learning stimuli in teaching speaking skills due to positive responses from students.

keywords: challenges; interactive; stimuli, speaking skills; vlog entries .