Pre-recorded Session Oral Presentations (30 minutes)
Oct 23, 2021 01:55 PM - Apr 30, 2022 02:25 PM(Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh)
20211023T1355 20211023T1425 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh APPLYING A BLENDED LEARNING PROGRAM TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ IELTS SPEAKING PERFORMANCE IN AN IELTS SPEAKING CLASS AT SAIGON UNIVERSITY: AN ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT

This paper explores the design of a blended learning environment in an on-ground traditional face-to-face IELTS course and seeks to determine the extent to which the Blended IELTS speaking course significantly affects the improvement in students' IELTS speaking performance as well as the learner satisfaction levels toward the model in terms of their improvement in IELTS speaking performance. 30 ELT students from two IELTS classes (intermediate level) were involved in an IELTS intermediate course (IELTS 5.5) lasting for 15 weeks at Sai Gon University. Every two weeks, each participant was asked to complete a variety of assignments both online and offline such as recording an audio. The audio recorded interview of each student or a pair of students must be posted on the web page and the other students in the class will comment on the recorded audios in a certain lesson with the management of the researcher. Multiple data collection instruments were used to evaluate the effectiveness of the blended course including pre-test and post-test, observations, survey questionnaire and interviews. The results from the data revealed that the Blended IELTS speaking course significantly affected the improvement in students' IELTS speaking performance. Additionally, most of the participants were satisfied with the Blended IELTS speaking course in terms of their improvement in IELTS speaking performance, instructor's feedback; the interaction and communication aspects; by contrast, they showed dissatisfaction with peer feedback due to weak peer feedback, which could be considered the only drawback of the blended course.

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This paper explores the design of a blended learning environment in an on-ground traditional face-to-face IELTS course and seeks to determine the extent to which the Blended IELTS speaking course significantly affects the improvement in students' IELTS speaking performance as well as the learner satisfaction levels toward the model in terms of their improvement in IELTS speaking performance. 30 ELT students from two IELTS classes (intermediate level) were involved in an IELTS intermediate course (IELTS 5.5) lasting for 15 weeks at Sai Gon University. Every two weeks, each participant was asked to complete a variety of assignments both online and offline such as recording an audio. The audio recorded interview of each student or a pair of students must be posted on the web page and the other students in the class will comment on the recorded audios in a certain lesson with the management of the researcher. Multiple data collection instruments were used to evaluate the effectiveness of the blended course including pre-test and post-test, observations, survey questionnaire and interviews. The results from the data revealed that the Blended IELTS speaking course significantly affected the improvement in students' IELTS speaking performance. Additionally, most of the participants were satisfied with the Blended IELTS speaking course in terms of their improvement in IELTS speaking performance, instructor's feedback; the interaction and communication aspects; by contrast, they showed dissatisfaction with peer feedback due to weak peer feedback, which could be considered the only drawback of the blended course.

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Vietnam Banking Academy
Ms. Ha Van Le
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Van Lang University
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