This study is carried out in an attempt to
find out if listening skill is taught as one of the language skills in primary
schools in Benin, Uhunmwode Government Area and also to identify the problem
affecting the effective teaching of the skills. Questionnaires on some of the
assumptions were designed and distributed to English teachers in six (6)
primary schools in Benin. (Uhumwonde Local Government Area). Questions were
also asked by oral interview in addition to the questionnaires which were done.
The data were collected and tested among other discoveries, it was found that,
the lack of adequate listening skills affects the general cover all performance
of students in language study.
Background of study
Purpose of the study
Significance of study
Scope and limitation
Definition of terms
Review of relevant literature
Population and sample
Method of data collection
Analysis and discussion questions
Table used and research
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
play a very important role in the development of a child intellectual
activities language can be written or spoken and the means of decoding the
message sent through written language is reading. Teaching and learning
activities are meaningful when instructional materials are used of effectively
and efficiently in a classroom situation. It is necessary for teacher of
English Language in Nigeria to use visual aids also now as instructional
materials in order to make teaching interest, effective and to arouse and
sustain the attention of the students.
problem in some primary school in Uhumwonde Local Government Area of Edo State
as elsewhere in Nigeria is that most of the instructional materials like audio
aids are not available they are not utilized. The reason is that most teachers
lack knowledge on the use of these instructional visual aid like flash cards,
Flannel board maps and charts but these instructional material have met with
little or no success in improving the teachers teaching and students mastering
of the basic concept of reading since men and aware of other teaching aids like
visual aids, the research tends to look at use of video visual aids in teaching
and learning situation.
It tends to
look at way by which these aids can be put into the roper use through teaching
of English language, in our school language. On the other hand, it is necessary
that effort should be made to find out the proper and adequate use of audio
visual aids in the teaching of English language in our primary schools. At this
junction audio visual aids for classroom is used of video recorders and
overhead projections to teach pupils as a way to facilitate their understanding
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
This study is designed to investigate the use of audio visual aids
in the teaching and learning of English language in primary schools in
Uhumwonde Local Government Area of Edo State. this study is necessitate by the
falling standard of rising as a skill among pupils which among other things is
an availability of audio visual aids in primary school. It has been observed
that most teacher of English language in our primary school do not use audio
visual aids adequately. This unprecedented situation thus calls for a number of
pertinent questions such as:
are the problems responsible for low usage of audio visual aids in the teaching
of English language?
is as a result of unavailability of the materials or no trained personnel to
there any effort made towards finding solution to the problem.
are the likely solution to the problem this study intend to investigate and
possibly find meaningful solution to them.
1.Are audio visual aids available in school?
2.Are audio visual aids very important in language
3.Should the use of audio visual aids be
4.Why do you like using audio visual aids in
teaching English language?
PURPOSE OF STUDY
is to emphasis that it is more important for the learners to know his purpose
of listening than for the teaching to know its although both understanding are
buttress the fact that certainly a follow-up evaluation in terms of goals achieved,
both as to content and skill is a necessary part of the whole.
teachers become aware of the need for teaching listening something is
accomplished alerted in the need for improving their listening habits, some
progress is made.
like manner, when children become alerted in the need for improving their
listening habits, some progress is made.
free discussion of how this skill can help enrich our lives may lead into many
SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY
sets of people involves in finding of this study, would be significant with the
general educational process and to other members of the society.
be of importance to curriculum planners and school administrators, who are concerned
with ways of improving the educational system, study in their various schools
would find this work very valuable in finding solution to their problems of
inability to use requisite to their desired social belonging or success.
Evidence from many scholars work are Martins and Deocine (1978) and Cedric .I.
Clerik and airline Bunthecy (1972) have shown that though listening skill is a
vital tool in the teaching process in the school.
and curriculum planners place emphasis on the teaching of reading, writing and
speaking while the teaching of listening skill is relegated. This is shown from
the fact that the time table for language there are lesson period set aside for
reading comprehension, composition, writing, oral discussion, but none for
either listening comprehension or either activities related to the improvement
of listening skills.
The urge to carryout a research on the teaching of listening as a
language skill in primary school in Uhumwonde Local Government Area of Edo
State is as a result of the researchers interest to investigate their reason
for the pupils poor or inefficient use of listening as a basic skill in the
observations of the research during a teaching session of the listening skills.
Appropriately in grasping meaningful and important points from teachers oral
lecture of teaching, also, the teachers will not be left out from those to
benefit from the findings of the work. They would be able to acquire knowledge
about the methodology of teaching listening skill in primary schools.
Finally, the study would be useful to the general readers in
research of knowledge of how to use listening skill effectively in any
communication environment e.g. listening to seminars, a public address, radio
and televisions broadcast.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
subjects that are included in a course of study or taught in a school.
willingness to listen to or to accept new ideas or suggestions
particular way in, which some thing is understood or explained.
give special importance to something.
give all your attention to something and not think about anything else.
situation that makes it difficult for you to do or achieve something.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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