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IJEEEE 2012 Vol.2(3): 227-231 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2012.V2.115

“Youtubing” to Language Perfection in A Culinary Environment

Suzana Ab. Rahim, Farina Nozakiah Tazijan, Fazrul Azmi Zulkifli, Mohamad Azli Razali, and Rushita Ismail

Abstract—The recent years have seen the booming of online video viewing and this trend is due to the birth of YouTube which has massively contributed to the online video activity amongst the netizens. Seen as one of a powerful media to engage students’ attention and participation in language learning, this research explores how in the context of a culinary setting the YouTube videos can actually help promote students’ communicative competence. The integration of online videos in the teaching of culinary skills also hopes to propagate the use of the target language based on the urgency of increasing the exposure and use of English language both inside and outside of the classrooms. This research delves into the language aspects whereby; the verbal and non-verbal communication aspects presented in the videos are observed and as such, the use of YouTube videos in the culinary classes are hoped to meet the educational outcomes of improving the teaching and learning techniques. A set of questionnaire administered to a selected group of culinary students have shown that an otherwise mundane class of culinary skill learning has resulted in a more exciting way of learning hands-on as the respondents are activated into paying closer attention to the videos’ content and organization as well as the non-verbal communication skills in presenting videos aligned to the art of culinary exposed to them. It is indicated in the responses made by them whereby the selected media has been seen as something influential in retaining their understanding and interest of the concepts taught in their culinary classes. Hence, a powerful technology as YouTube should not be frowned upon as it places an undeniable impact which imposes on teacher-learner language learning environment.

Index Terms—Communication Skills, Culinary Skills,Non-Verbal Communication, YouTube.

Suzana Ab Rahim is with the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM),Malaysia (suzana.arahim@pinang.uitm.edu.my).Farina Nozakiah Tazijan is with the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM),Malaysia (e-mail: farina762@ppinang.uitm.edu.my).
Fazrul Azmi Zulkifli is with the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM),Malaysia (e-mail: farina762@ppinang.uitm.edu.my).
Mohamad Azli Razali is with the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM),Malaysia (e-mail: farina762@ppinang.uitm.edu.my).
Rushita Ismail is with the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Malaysia(e-mail: farina762@ppinang.uitm.edu.my).

Cite: Suzana Ab. Rahim, Farina Nozakiah Tazijan, Fazrul Azmi Zulkifli, Mohamad Azli Razali, and RushitaIsmail, "“Youtubing” to Language Perfection in A Culinary Environment," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 227-231, 2012.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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