• ISSN: 2155-7993
  • Journal of Modern Education Review

 Improving 13-Year-Old Students’ English Vocabulary Achievement Using Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Hassan Alshaikhi
(Institute of Education, University of Reading, UK)

Abstract: Acquiring vocabulary is a fundamental step in learning languages. Exploring new learning strategies and tools are essential to expand learners’ vocabularies. This study aims to explore the effect of learning English vocabulary using an Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) in comparison to traditional boards. The study was conducted at a male Intermediate School in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, during the academic year 2015–2016. A six-week experimental study, including pre-testing and post-testing, was applied to two classes which were randomly selected as the treatment group and control group which included 50 students in total. The Mean, Standard Deviation and paired t-test were used to analyze and compare the results using SPSS. The results showed that there was a significant increase in students’ English vocabulary achievement in the treatment group. The conclusion is that IWB provides a potential vocabulary-learning strategy. It is recommended that the additional strategy of integrating different technology into language classes be employed.

Key words: student learning, English vocabulary achievement, IWB, experimental study

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