A Comparative Study of the Language Learning Environment of a Flipped Class Versus a Traditional Class

Sayyed Mohammad Alavi, Shiva Kaivanpanah Maralani, Yaghoob Salehi


Flipped learning is one kind of the learning approaches that combines different types of techniques and technologies. Nowadays, flipped learning model is formed by combining face to face education and online learning activities mostly. Adopting a quasi-experimental design, the study compares a flipped classroom using Zunal WebQuest and ed.ted website and a traditional class structure in two intermediate- level English classrooms. The purpose of this study is to examine effects of flipping the classroom on English language learners’ performance, perceptions, and cooperation and interaction. Students in this flip environment and in the traditional-homework environment are interviewed, observed and also a questionnaire is given to them. It was found that the model enables students and teachers to perform more effective education activities and the students perceived that the flipped classroom supports their learning and had positive attitudes towards the model.


: flipped learning, traditional classroom, zunal webquest, ed.ted website

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