Bui Ngoc Dieu, Kim Thanh Tuyen


Blended learning is a combination of the face-to-face classroom and the high-tech eLearning with the virtual platform Google Classroom in which students watch instructional videos and do certain comprehension tasks at home prior to in-class lessons. To our knowledge, very few studies have been conducted to explore the impact of blended learning with Google Classroom application classrooms for teaching English speaking skills in the secondary school context. Therefore, the current experimental study aims to investigate (1) EFL learners' perceptions of Google Classroom application in speaking classes; (2) The impacts of Google Classroom application on learners' speaking performance. The sample was 35 eighth-grade students coming from a secondary school in the Mekong Delta. The quasi-experimental research was conducted using both quantitative and qualitative techniques. Quantitative data were collected by using Pre-Test and Post Test, whereas qualitative data were collected through semi-structured interviews. The findings show that students highly perceived the benefits of using Google Classroom in speaking class. However, students encountered some difficulties while using Google Classroom. It is believed that the results of this research will form a basis for future research in terms of practicality and theory.


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