The Effect of Storytelling on Vocabulary Acquisition


The present study deals with the importance of using storytelling as a new technique in language teaching . English language learners faced many problems in learning vocabulary since they have to memorize a large number of vocabulary day by day . So , this study aims at helping students to improve their vocabulary learning and retention skills .Besides ,it has an important role in increasing the student's level of motivation , interest , enjoyment and pleasure towards vocabulary learning by offering meaningful and rich input . Thus, a test has been given to thirty Iraqi EFL students and their responses have been analyzed .Test validity and test reliability are the main procedures of the test .Their responses have shown that the using of the storytelling has an important role in developing and retrieving the vocabulary .However,it is hoped that this new technique can reduce the problems of the EFL in learning vocabulary.