Analyzing the Potential of Flipped Classroom in ESL Teaching

Olga Sergeevna Kvashnina, Ekaterina Andreevna Martynko

Abstract


Despite the buzz around the flipped or inverted classroom as a new trend in educational practice and research, there is a limited number of studies on its effectiveness in English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching. This paper aims at contributing to the field of flipped classroom research by examining and analyzing the outcomes of the experiment conducted at the Tomsk Polytechnic University within the course of English for Engineering. Outlining several challenges, the authors conclude on the significant benefits of the flipped classroom model in ESL teaching including an increase in students’ overall performance on the course, enhancement of students’ motivation and improvement of their autonomous learning skills.

Keywords


ESL teaching; flipped classroom; blended learning; e-course; English for Engineering

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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