International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Effectiveness of the Media as a Tool for Promoting Competence among Learners of English in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions
Dr. Oyetade Eunice Modupelola, Osipeju Babasola Samuel, Dr. Ojetunde Cecilia Folasade, Mr. Yede Francis, S

This paper examined how well the media have been employed in promoting the learning of English among Nigerian students; and the efficiency of these tools in the performance of the students. The research involved three schools within the Lagos axis: MOCPED, UNILAG and YABATECH. Thirty students were involved, 10 from each school. The questionnaire was divided into two parts. The first part dealt with the benefits of these tools and the second asked questions relating to the availability of the media tools, such as standard language laboratory, interactive board, radio, television, and video tapes; newspapers, and exposure to foreign channels such as BBC, CNN, Aljazeera, among others, where learners have direct contact with the native speakers of the language. Our findings indicated that 33.3 percent of the respondents agreed their institutions employed media tools in teaching foreign language, while 66.7 disagreed. Also, 30 percent of the respondents correctly pronounced some selected sounds in English, while 60 pronounced them incorrectly, with 10 failing to tick any. This showed that some schools in Nigeria actually use these tools as aids to learning; but majority do not.

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