The Effectiveness of Story-based Teaching Technique on EFL Adult Learners’ Vocabulary Retention
This study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of stories on EFL adult learners’ vocabulary retention. Thirty-six elementary EFL learners of the age group between 18 and 37 were assigned to the experimental and control groups. The control group received the traditional method of teaching vocabulary using definitions, translations into the mother tongue, drilling and etc., while the experimental one was exposed to stories as a treatment. The results of the ten-week experimental study revealed that the effects of stories-based activities on participants’ vocabulary retention on the two groups are not significantly different. However, adult learners consciously recognized the benefits and enjoyment in learning vocabulary with story-based technique.