Blended Learning in a Speaking Skills Course

Technological advancements and their growing impact in education have started to modify the structure and the required environments for learning settings. In order to benefit from technological innovations and minimize the present problems, such as the increasing number of students taught by a limited number of instructors, and time constraints allocated to actual speaking practice in speakingoriented courses, a blended learning platform is planned to be launched in Middle East Technical University in the spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year to teach the speaking-oriented required course for all departments, Academic Speaking Skills, intending to pilot the blended (hybrid) learning format of the course. With this aim, this mixed-method study aims to investigate students’ opinions toward blended learning for a speaking–oriented foreign language course. The participants of this study responded to on online survey inquiring the need and possible practical outcomes of the planned blended learning platform format of the course. The findings would be expected to guide the institution, administrators and instructors in adopting blended learning to the aforementioned course exploring students’ opinions, expectations and needs.
3rdInternational Congress on Education, Distance Education and Educational Technology (ICDET), (24 - 25 Kasım 2017)


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S. Balbay, “Blended Learning in a Speaking Skills Course,” presented at the 3rdInternational Congress on Education, Distance Education and Educational Technology (ICDET), (24 - 25 Kasım 2017), 2017, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: