Title

Blended learning approach to teaching oral communication: Video blogging in ESL classroom

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Dept of English and Applied Linguistics

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source Title

2019 IEEE 11th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment, and Management, HNICEM 2019

Publication Date

11-1-2019

Abstract

With the rapid advancement of modern technology, the restructuring of pedagogical teaching is necessitated. Blended learning is one of the recent approaches to teaching which gained massive popularity. In recent years, many studies have been conducted in English teaching instruction; however, research on its application to English as a second language (ESL) oral communication instruction is scarce. The present study reports on the effectiveness of blended learning using video blogs to ESL's oral communication skills. The mixed-methods design was used to collect quantitative and qualitative data. To determine the impact of a blended learning model to ESL's oral communication ability, pretest and posttest were administered to measure improvement. The results of the quantitative data revealed that the implementation of blended learning using video blogs improved students' oral proficiency in terms of pronunciation, fluency, syntax, lexical range and general use of the English language. The qualitative data, on the other hand, indicated the positive attitude of students toward the blended learning experience. © 2019 IEEE.

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Digitial Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1109/HNICEM48295.2019.9072816

Disciplines

Language and Literacy Education

Keywords

Blended learning; English language—Study and teaching—Foreign speakers; Video blogs

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