The Effect of Using Duolingo Application on Improving EFL Sixth Grade Students’ Listening in Jordan

Fadi Dhafi Kilani, Ahmad Mousa Bataineh


The primary objective of this study was to examine the impact of incorporating the Duolingo application on the listening skills of male sixth-grade English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students in Jordan. The research was conducted on a sample of 53 male students who were studying English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at Saidour and Kufr-Asad Schools in Irbid. The participants were carefully selected for the study. The control group in Kufr-Asad received instruction based on the guidelines outlined in the Teacher's Book. The participants in the experimental group received instruction through the utilization of the comprehensive and computerized Duolingo application. The duration of the experiment spanned a period of two months, namely encompassing the second semester of the school year 2021/2022. The data gathering process involved the utilization of a singular instrument, specifically a pre-test and post-test designed to assess listening fluency. The primary objective of the Duolingo App is to provide individuals with opportunities to enhance their listening fluency skills. The findings of the study indicate that the experimental group exhibited superior performance compared to the control group at a significance level of ?=0.05 in the comprehensive listening skill post-test across all aspects.


Duolingo app, Fluency, Mall Strategy, EFL Students, Listening

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