The Effect of Blended Learning on EFL Students’ Grammar Performance and Attitudes: An Investigation of Moodle

Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 10. Number 1. March 2019

11 Pages Posted: 7 May 2019

See all articles by Khaleel Bader Al Bataineh

Khaleel Bader Al Bataineh

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ala’Eddin Abdullah Ahmed Banikalef

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abeer H. Albashtawi

Luminus Technical University College

Date Written: March 2019

Abstract

Empowering new generations with technology through employing blended learning approach to teach English as a Foreign Language has been recently investigated by many researchers in various contexts. This mixed-methods study aimed at examining the effects of the blended learning approach on Jordanian EFL learners’ grammar performance. The study also aimed at investigating the attitudes of Jordanian EFL learners toward blended learning. To achieve the objectives of the study, it employed a quasi-experimental design (pre and posttests) followed by qualitative interviews. The participants were divided into two groups: experimental and control groups. Among the 28 students in the sample, those in the experimental blended learning group (n=13) were taught using Moodle while those in the control group (n=15) were taught using conventional methods. All the 13 participants in the experimental group were interviewed. The results of the posttest revealed that students in the experimental group outperformed students in the control group. Furthermore, the qualitative analysis results showed that blended learning had a positive impact on the learners’ English grammar performance and that they were strongly satisfied and motivated to learn English using similar methods. It is concluded that blended learning could be used as an effective method of teaching English grammar in EFL settings. It is hoped that these results will help the university, faculty, and students to develop the skills necessary for blended learning.

Keywords: Attitude, Blended Learning, EFL Students, Grammar, Moodle, Performance

Suggested Citation

Al Bataineh, Khaleel Bader and Ahmed Banikalef, Ala’Eddin Abdullah and H. Albashtawi, Abeer, The Effect of Blended Learning on EFL Students’ Grammar Performance and Attitudes: An Investigation of Moodle (March 2019). Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 10. Number 1. March 2019 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3367595 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3367595

Khaleel Bader Al Bataineh

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ala’Eddin Abdullah Ahmed Banikalef

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abeer H. Albashtawi (Contact Author)

Luminus Technical University College ( email )

Jordan

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