Lecture Notes in Education
Psychology and Public Media

A Study on the Introduction of Flipped Classroom to Chinese EFL Students

Author

Shiyao Wang * 1

1 Graduate School of Humanities and Social Science, The University of Melbourne

Corresponding Author

Shiyao Wang

Keywords

Chinese students, English grammar, flipped classroom, second language teaching

Abstract

This study delves into the effects of implementing a FC model in teaching L2 grammar to Chinese students at the university level, in which the traditional learning procedure was reversed by replacing in-class grammar instruction with input presented in the form of pre-class online materials like PPT and online video. The idea of inquiring into the attitudinal change of Chinese EFL learners towards FC is central to this study with an attempt to explain it. The participants were 30 EFL students who have completed their education from primary school to university in China, with the expectation that they can further their studies in Australian schools. Three instruments were used to collect data: three questionnaires were distributed at different stages of curriculum development to collect quantitative data for revealing the changing trajectory of students' attitudes towards FC, along with the qualitative data acquired from interviews to dig into the root of students’ perspective toward FC classroom. The results indicated a promising trend regarding the students’ perspectives on FC, that is, students' attitude towards FC was becoming increasingly positive in despite of a rather low starting point.

Citation

Shiyao Wang. A Study on the Introduction of Flipped Classroom to Chinese EFL Students. LNEP (2021) LNEP ICEIPI 2021: 82-93. DOI: 10.54254/lnep.iceipi.2021170.

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