This study investigated the perceptions of secondary 5 students of the usefulness of using roleplay activities to enhance students' engagement in speaking English over the course of two weeks. The quantitative data obtained were from the pre- and post-tests of 46 secondary 5 students. Interviews were conducted with 10 of the students to have a deeper understanding of their perceptions. The findings indicated that all the differences were significant at the p = 0.05 or p = 0.01 level. This revealed that 58% of the students perceived role-play as an effective tool for enhancing their English-speaking skills. Moreover, all aspects of student engagement showed improvements, with the highest being emotional engagement at 35% followed by cognitive engagement with an improvement of 12%. Behavioural engagement was increased by only 6%. This indicated that students were more engaged in speaking English through role-play activities.
|Qualification||Bachelor of Arts (Honours)|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|
- Honours Project (HP)
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language Studies and Bachelor of Education (Honours) (English Language) (Five-year Full-time)
- Programme code: A5B082
- Course code: ENG4905