Proceedings of the Fifth International Seminar on English Language and Teaching (ISELT 2017)

The Effect of Whats App in Blended Learning on English as Foreign Language (EFL) Undergraduate Students' Reading Comprehension

Authors
Liya ASTARILLA, Dede WARMAN
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Liya ASTARILLA
Available Online May 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iselt-17.2017.14How to use a DOI?
Keywords
WhatsApp; blended learning; reading comprehension.
Abstract

This research aimed to investigate the effect of WhatsApp in blended learning on EFL undergraduate students' reading comprehension ability. This was an experimental research with participants of students at second semester at one private college in Pekanbaru-Riau, Indonesia. The 20 students were randomly and equally assigned to the experimental group and another 20 students as the control group. The instrument of this research was reading comprehension test in form of multiple choices, used as pre-test and post-test to asses the participants' reading comprehension ability in both experimental and control group. The result of this research found that there was a significant effect in blended learning through WhatsApp on EFL undergraduate students' reading comprehension. The students who used WhatsApp in blended learning environment showed higher scores than those who did not. The experimental group read more texts and interacted with their peers via WhatsApp, therefore it enhanced their reading comprehension. In conclusion, blended learning through WhatsApp had contributed to the achievement of EFL undergraduate students' reading comprehension.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Fifth International Seminar on English Language and Teaching (ISELT 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
May 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-391-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iselt-17.2017.14How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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