Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Proceedings of  2ndMEC TESOL Conference   2020                        Pp.120-132
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/MEC2.9

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The Effective Integration of Flipped Classroom in ELT Contexts: A Review of Recent
Literature

Maryam Haghi
Center for Foundation Studies
Middle East College, Muscat, Oman
Email: mhaghi@mec.edu.om   

                                   

 

Abstract:
The emergence of new technological tools has affected and changed the realm of education to a great extent which has led many language practitioners to adopt gradual innovative steps in their teaching methods. Accordingly, flipped learning has been adopted and implemented in different contexts such as ELT. The purpose of this paper is to provide information regarding the definition of flipped learning, its recent literature, its advantages and disadvantages, and to focus on how to apply this approach in English language teaching and learning contexts. The review shows that this approach meets the principles of personalized learning, constructivism, and student-centered instruction which has brought many benefits for both teachers and students and clearly shows teachers’ and students’ roles have been significantly changed comparing with traditional methods of teaching and learning. The significance of this study lies in the fact that it has brought numerous insights and implications for ELT practitioners. The paper concludes with the recommendations in the literature on promoting flipped classroom environments in ELT teaching and learning contexts, which will help ELT teachers and practitioners who are thinking of implementing new technological tools in their teaching practices.
Keywords: flipped learning and teaching; flipped classroom, advantages and disadvantages of flipped approach, implications for ELT practitioners

Cite as: Haghi, M. (2020). The Effective Integration of Flipped Classroom in ELT Contexts: A Review of Recent Literature.  Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Proceedings of  2nd  MEC TESOL Conference2020: 120-132
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/MEC2.9

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Maryam Haghi is a senior lecturer in Middle East College in Muscat, Oman. She’s studied ELT
(English Language Teaching)/BA & MA. She’s been teaching in colleges and universities for
more than 17 years. She’s interested in Teacherpreunership/Professional Development in
Language Teacher Education/Self- efficacy/Learner Autonomy concepts to do research on. She’s
a CELTA-certified English lecturer from Cambridge University Press, ESOL.