Effect of Communicative Method on Students’ Interest in Igbo Letter Writing
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This study was carried out to investigate the effect of communicative method on the interest of secondary school students in Igbo letter writing in Nsukka Education Zone of Enugu State. One research question and one null hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. A quasi-experimental study of non-equivalent control group design was adopted. The sample consisted of 174 Senior Secondary Class Two (SSII) students drawn from four secondary schools in Nsukka Local Government Area. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select two schools each from Nsukka urban and rural locations. The sampled schools were randomly assigned to the treatment and control groups. Intact classes were used for the study. The instrument used was a teacher made Igbo Language Interest Inventory (ILII). The ILII has a reliability index of 0.8, using the Kendall’s co-efficient of concordance. The data was analysed using analysis of covariance. The treatment lasted for four weeks. Major findings include that communicative teaching method has no significant effect on students’ interest in Igbo letter writing. Based on the findings, some recommendations were made, which include that secondary school teachers should be familiar with this method of teaching so that they can adopt it.