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 Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume.8 Number 3 September, 2017                                           Pp.  106-118

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol8no3.8

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Students’ Attitudes towards Cambridge Unlock Workbook: English Intermediate I Level at Birzeit University

 

 

Andira A. Abdallah
Department of Languages and Translation
Birzeit University, Palestine

 

Nariman M. Morrar
Department of Languages and Translation
Birzeit University, Palestine

 

 

 

  Abstract:
The purpose of this study is to investigate the attitudes of English Intermediate I students at Birzeit University (BZU) towards Cambridge Unlock online homework. It also aims at evaluating the effectiveness of the online activities, from the students’ perspective, in regard to their in-class language learning skills; reading, writing, listening, speaking, and vocabulary building. The sample for this study is 200 undergraduate students at BZU who were placed at English Intermediate I level. A questionnaire was given to the students during the second month of their second semester. The overall results of the students’ responses showed inconclusive attitude towards online homework. Only 22.5% of the students thought it was more helpful than traditional homework. While an average of 66% of students’ responses showed that the online homework was beneficial to their in-class language skills activities; reading, vocabulary, and listening; an average of 48% only stated that it was effective in improving their writing skills. In addition, the written comments on the online program provided by a total of 141 students showed a negative attitude towards the online homework program with only 20% who stated that it was beneficial to their language learning.
Key words: attitudes, Cambridge Learning Management System, Cambridge Unlock online workbooks, language learning, online homework

Cite as: Abdallah,  A. A., & Morrar, N. M.  (2017). Students’ Attitudes towards Cambridge Unlock Workbook: English Intermediate I Level at Birzeit University. Arab World English Journal, 8 (3).
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol8no3.8