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Effectiveness of Blended Learning for Teaching of English: An Exploratory Study

Author Affiliations

  • 1King Abdulaziz University Community College, Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (3), Pages 78-85, March,2 (2014)


Teaching of English has always been an issue of pedagogic debate. The academicians and language masters have been divided into two groups on account of the usability of the specific methods/approaches in an EFL/ESL classrooms. In today’s educational environment, a pedagogic compromise has been suggested in the name of ‘blended learning: a nice combination of the two or more than two approaches. However, a blended learning approach incorporated e-learning scenario in a traditional but flexible setting. E- learning as a mode of education that may go along with the traditional mode. The teaching/learning activities are nicely blended to deliberately create a room for hybrid learning. It is felt that such electronic modes/resources are more effective and efficient in the process of yielding better and focused results. While ascertaining the effectiveness of blended learning, the following aspects were also taken into account: relevance of e-learning/blended learning, feasibilities, types, availability, development etc. English language teaching for the preparatory year students is going to be in focus for the simple reason that all the specialties and other subjects are taught and evaluated through English.


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