Appraisal of Competency Improvement Needs of English Language Educators in Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Multimedia Aids

CHIKELU Jennifer Ujunwa, MOGBOH Vero, OKOYE Alexander Chukwuemeka


The main purpose of this study was to ascertain the competency improvement need of English language teachers for adoption of multimedia instructional aids in teaching reading and writing skills in senior secondary schools in Enugu education zone. Descriptive survey research design was adopted in order to determine the specific skill set for teaching two language skills of reading and writing. Disproportionate sampling technique was used to select 100 teachers from 5 schools from each of the 3 LGAs in the study area from the population of 31 senior secondary schools and 183 English teachers. A researcher developed instrument titled Competency Improvement Questionnaire (CIQ) was used to draw out the gap between a predetermined proficiency level for effective instruction with the use of multimedia instructional aids and English language teachers’ skill set in the use of multimedia instructional aids. Data were arranged and interpreted using mean ratings and decisions were taken using the limit of real numbers according to research questions. Findings show that English language teacher’ proficiency level in the use of multimedia aids to teaching reading and writing skills are demanding. Hence, the major educational implication of the findings of the study is that there is still need for improvement in the programme delivery to meet the demands of quality teaching of language skills with multimedia aids in secondary education. The main recommendation is that teacher preparation institutions should incorporate Hanson courses and programme in the relevant areas of the use of modern instructional aids

Keywords: Competency, English Language Readinging Skills, Writing Skills and Multimedia Aids

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-18-05

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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