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Effects of interaction with Pocoyo playsets on preschool (Spanish) ELL children's English language learning: A randomized controlled trial

Description:
The overall objective of this RCT study is to evaluate the educational effectiveness of the Pocoyo PlaySets in supporting English language learning among primarily Spanish-speaking preschool children. The specific objectives of this study are to investigate the effects of being exposed to and playing with two Pocoyo PlaySets on: (1) preschool-age ELL children's increases in English language fluency as measured by a standardized assessment of English language fluency (Pre-IPT), (2) participating children's learning of target vocabulary through a customized picture recognition task, and, (3) changes in children's attitudes towards learning English. The analysis of the findings from this study also included an examination of whether English language learning with Pocoyo PlaySets or other ELL learning apps is moderated by children's initial level of English fluency, familiarity with the Pocoyo character and other demographic variables (e.g., age or gender of child, city, language that parents speak to child, parent education, etc.). (author abstract)
Resource Type:
Reports & Papers
Country:
United States
State(s):
California; Connecticut; Florida; New York

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