A STUDY ON STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION AND INTEREST TOWARDS LEARNING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (A2, CEFR) USING LMS MOODLE
South Ural State University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
About this paper:
Conference name: 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 12-14 November, 2018
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:Due to the decreasing number of contact hours and the growing demands and needs for English language proficiency in a globalized world, universities have become inapt to give efficient learning. Blended leaning presents one of the future keys to overcome these challenges. Moodle is one of the most used LMS in support of face-to-face teaching and the main form of teaching in distant education. LMS Moodle to date is regarded not only as means of gaining new knowledge based on the distance technologies, but as an opportunity to reinforce the material learnt in the classroom. The aim of this study is to explore the attitude of students using LMS Moodle along with traditional classroom teaching. The research instruments were online pre-course and post-course questionnaires administered to non-linguistics undergraduate students. The analysis of the results revealed a noticeable shift in students’ perceptions and interest towards blended learning in English language learning. The study covers the authors' experience in the implementation of English language online course through LMS Moodle to learners of English at A2 level (CEFR). It focuses on the structure of the online course developed by the authors. The potentialities and difficulties in the use of the online course in the teaching-learning process are also highlighted.
Keywords: Blended learning, e-learning, LMS, moodle, EFL, expectations, students.