A Blended Learning Approach to Listening and Speaking Course to Enhance University Students Skills Fitria Rahmawati
Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
Listening and speaking skills clearly turn into a critical ability for language students as those skills facilitate the fruitful adaptation particularly on the advancement of education and technology. There have been numerous studies investigating the implementation of blended learning approach that support the enhancement of students- language skills. The underlying reason of its inclusion is for it can improve students- learning independence, intuitiveness, and achievement. Additionally, it assists students to meet their individual leaning objectives and needs at their own pace, as it offers different learning speeds and styles. The current study aims at designing and evaluating the quality of the blended learning approach for listening and speaking course. In addition, it also aims at investigating the students- attitudes towards its implementation. This study utilizes questionnaire, semi-structured interview, instructional model hosted in the learning management system as the data gathering instruments. The study indicates whether the blended learning instruction model being designed is suitable and fits the students- learning needs. Furthermore, how students perceive the blended learning approach to the listening and speaking course towards their language skills are revealed.
Keywords: Blended Learning Approach, Language Learning, Listening and Speaking Course, Learning Management System
Topic: International Conference of English Language Teaching, Literature & Linguistics