An Empirical Study of Ecuadorian University EFL Learners’ Comprehension of English Idioms Using a Multimodal Teaching Approach

 

 

Amy L. Freyn
School of Languages, Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
Sandra Gross
School of Languages, Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador


Abstract—The present study investigated the effect of using a multimodal teaching approach toward teaching English idioms to Ecuadorian EFL students. The control group was taught 20 English idioms using a traditional teaching method and the experimental group was taught the same 20 English idioms using a multimodal teaching approach. An idiom comprehension quiz was administered to both groups with the experimental group scoring significantly higher than the control group. The study provides pedagogical suggestions on using a multimodal approach to teaching English idioms.

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