Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume.8 Number.2   June, 2017                               Pp.228- 237
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol8no2.16

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The Effect of E-mail and WhatsApp on Jordanian EFL Students’ Reading Skill 

Kafa Mohammad Bani Khalaf
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Education
Yarmouk University, Jordan

Abstract:
This study aims to examine the potential effect of an e-mail and WhatsApp based instructional program on Jordanian EFL tenth-grade students’ skimming and scanning skills of reading. To collect the data, two instrument were utilized: a pre-test and a post-test. The study used a quasi-experimental design. The participants of the study were 60 Jordanian tenth-grade female students from four sections who were purposefully chosen from Bahraini Basic School for Girls in Jordan. 15 students comprised the control group and 45 comprised three experimental groups of 15 students each. The findings reveal significant differences (at  0.05) in the students’ mean scores on the post-test, in favour of the students in the WhatsApp group, the e-mail and WhatsApp combination group and  the  e-mail group respectively. The findings also reveal  a significantly high effect  of the instructional program on scanning  than on skimming. A number of implications and recommendations for future research are put forth.
Key words: EFL Jordanian students, e-mail, reading skill, scanning, skimming, whatsApp

Cite as: Khalaf, K. Mohammad.(2017). The Effect of E-mail and WhatsApp on Jordanian EFL Students’ Reading Skill. Arab World English Journal, 8 (2).
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol8no2.16

 

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Kafa Mohammad Bani Khalaf is a PhD student in the Department of Curriculum and
Instruction, Faculty of Education, Yarmouk University-Jordan. Research Interests: TEFL,
Teacher Development and Classroom Interaction