Waikato Journal of Education
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Keywords

English
Gallery Walk technique
language proficiency
reading comprehension

Abstract

The study used quasi-experimental research with pre-test and post-test design approach to analyse the effectiveness of using the Gallery Walk technique in enhancing reading comprehension and oral English language proficiency among junior high school students. Cluster sampling technique was used in determining the respondents who experienced the Gallery Walk teaching technique and those who experienced the conventional teaching technique. Pre-test result showed no differences in the level of reading comprehension and oral English language proficiency prior to the experiment. After the implementation of the study, post-test was given, and results revealed differences in the students’ performance. Findings revealed that the students who were taught using the Gallery Walk technique showed improvement in reading comprehension and oral English language proficiency as compared to those who underwent the conventional teaching technique. In addition, students had positive feedback about the implementation of Gallery Walk. Finally, the study recommended the use of the Gallery Walk technique in teaching English 8 for enhancing reading comprehension and oral English language proficiency.

https://doi.org/10.15663/wje.v27i3.813
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