Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020, Page: 14-22
Looking at the Impact of the Flipped Classroom Model on Reading Comprehension of Iranian EFL Learners
Sahar Lotfi Sin, Department of English Language, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran
Hossein Siahpoosh, Department of English Language, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran
Received: Jan. 26, 2020;       Accepted: Jul. 3, 2020;       Published: Jul. 17, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.allc.20200502.12      View  46      Downloads  18
Abstract
The flipped classroom instruction has been the focus of many researchers. It needs a lot of preparation and technological tools and many have tried it in different ways to teach different subjects with different grades. This study utilized to investigate the effect of flipped classroom on reading comprehension of Iranian EFL learners with different proficiency level (elementary and intermediate). So, 120 participants were selected based on their performance on Oxford Placement Test, then 60 participants for intermediate and 60 for elementary level were selected and a Nelson and PET reading test were submitted for their homogeneity. The Oxford Placement Test (OPT) was administered to 200 students in order to select 120 subjects to participate in the main study. In this experimental research, the effect of flipped classroom on reading comprehension is measured therefore, flipped classroom is the independent variable and reading comprehension is the dependent variable. The result of the posttest showed a statistically significant point of preference for the experimental group over the control group in reading comprehension for both of elementary and intermediate levels. The findings showed that the students who received instruction through flipped classrooms had better performance compared to those who were trained through traditional classrooms.
Keywords
Reading Comprehension, Flipping Class, PET Reading Test
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Sahar Lotfi Sin, Hossein Siahpoosh, Looking at the Impact of the Flipped Classroom Model on Reading Comprehension of Iranian EFL Learners, Arabic Language, Literature & Culture. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2020, pp. 14-22. doi: 10.11648/j.allc.20200502.12
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