Multisensory Language Teaching: Its Impact on the English Vocabulary Achievement of Turkish Young Learners

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Çelik Korkmaz Ş., Karatepe Ç.

in: Teaching Practices and Equitable Learning in Children’s Language Education, Christina Nicole Giannikas, Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.151-170, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-170
  • Editors: Christina Nicole Giannikas, Editor
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to investigate the effects of multisensory vocabulary teaching (MSVT) on 4th-grade

learners’ English vocabulary knowledge. Accordingly, the experimental group was taught through

MSVT while the control group was given mainstream coursebook-based instruction. Both quantitative

and qualitative data collection instruments were used. The non-parametric Wilcoxon tests yielded statistically

significant differences regarding pupils’ vocabulary achievement in favor of the experimental

group both in the immediate post-vocabulary test and in the delayed post-vocabulary test. Furthermore,

content analysis of the learners’ diaries, teachers’ blogs, and interviews revealed mostly positive views

about learning words through MSVT compared to coursebook-based learning.