Department of English & Literary Studies,
College of Education, Katsina-Ala
This study examined the effectiveness of Language Experience Approach (LEA) on rural learner’s achievement in Cloze Test of English Language (CTEL). Two research hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. A simple random sampling was used to select 80 rural junior secondary school one learners from Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State. Data were collected using CTEL and the result was analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA). The result showed that there was significant difference between rural students exposed to LEA and rural students without LEA in Cloze test of English Language. It was also found that the effect of the LEA on male and female students was significant. It is recommended that language teachers should tap from the resource of LEA by not undermining experience children get from picture, classroom situation, special events; folktales and recreational centres. Equal attention should also be given to male and female students during LEA programme.