The Effect of Mobile-Assisted Flipped Learning on Iranian EFL Learners’ Cohesive Devices Improvement in Writing
(ندگان)پدیدآورTahmasbi, SomayeRabaniEbrahimiPour, Kamran
In recent years, some language teachers have made investments in approaches and models such as mobile assisted flipped language learning. Some studies in Iran have examined flipped learning impact on English as a foreign language (EFL) learners’ language skills as well as language systems. However, no researches have been conducted on the impact mobile assisted flipped learning might have on improvement of intermediate EFL learners’ cohesive devices and their motivation to learn cohesion which is the focus of the current study. To this end, 40 female intermediate EFL learners in an English language institute in Kerman, Iran were recruited. Employing a quasi-experimental design, subjects were assigned to two classes of experimental (EG- N = 20) and control (CG-N = 20). Oxford Placement Test, researcher-made writing achievement tests, and Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) were utilized to collect the required data. The findings indicate that participants in mobile assisted flipped language learning group outperformed those in the control group. Moreover, the results of a chi-square test showed a significant relationship between mobile assisted flipped language learning and intermediate EFL learners’ motivation to learn cohesive devices. The findings might help stakeholders design, introduce, and address mobile assisted flipped language learning to their context-specific needs, thereby facilitating the language learning process.
کلید واژگانcohesive devices
flipped language learning
mobile assisted language learning
سازمان پدید آورندهDepartment of Foreign Languages, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran
Department of Foreign Languages, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran