Perceptions of Learners toward Storytelling as Language Teaching Resource
Anusria Krishnan1, Parilah Mohd Shah2

1Anusria Krishnan*, Bachelor of Education (Tesl), National University Malaysia (UKM).
2Dr. Parilah Hj Mohd Shah, Associate Professor, Centre of Innovation in Teaching & Learning, Malaysia. 
Manuscript received on January 25, 2020. | Revised Manuscript Received on January 29, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 15, 2020. | PP: 39-45 | Volume-4 Issue-6, February 2020 | Retrieval Number: F0597024620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.F0597.024620
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Abstract: Malaysian ESL learners often lose interest towards English language in classroom. They were no more attentive and interested in completing work related to English. Conventional method of teaching is always practiced by the teacher to deliver the lesson where after sometimes, it made the process of teaching and learning dull and boring. The aim of this study was to explore the perceptions of learners towards storytelling as language teaching resource. 108 urban pupils were randomly selected to be participated in the study. Survey research method and questionnaire were used to gather data on the learner’s perceptions. The findings from the questionnaire showed high positive feedbacks from the participants about the use of storytelling as language teaching resource. This concluded that storytelling can be used as one of the methods to teach English language in an ESL classroom.
Keywords: ESL learners, language teaching resource, Perceptions of Learners, Storytelling, Survey