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The effect of e-mail and WhatsApp on Jordanian EFL learners' paraphrasing and summarizing skills
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, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan ; , , Yarmouk University

IJEDICT Volume 14, Number 3, ISSN 1814-0556 Publisher: Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies

Abstract

This study examines the potential effect of an eight-week e-mail- and WhatsApp-based instructional treatment on 45 Jordanian EFL tenth-grade students' paraphrasing and summarizing skills. Three instruments were used for data collection: a pre-test, a post-test, and an interview schedule. The findings reveal statistically significant differences (at α= 0.05) in the participants’ mean scores on the post-test in favor of those in the WhatsApp group, combined e-mail and WhatsApp group, and e-mail group, respectively. The findings also reveal that the treatment has a significantly higher effect of on paraphrasing than on summarizing. Several pedagogical implications and recommendations are put forth.

Citation

Bataineh, R., Bani Khalaf, K. & Baniabdelrahman, A. (2018). The effect of e-mail and WhatsApp on Jordanian EFL learners' paraphrasing and summarizing skills. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 14(3),. Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies. Retrieved November 14, 2019 from .

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