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A preliminary study of the effect of WebQuests on the writing performance of Saudi female EFL elementary school students

Abstract

This study investigated how WebQuests, an internet-based learning tool, affects fifth-grade Saudi female EFL students’ writing skills. The students, a total of 63 in three classes, were given a pretest prior to using WebQuests and a posttest six weeks later. Results indicate that the experimental group outperformed the control group. There were significant differences in favor of the experimental group in terms of vocabulary, grammar, organization, content, length, and total overall score. This study suggests the use of technology in foreign language learning can lead to greater writing achievement among students.

Citation

Almasri, M. M., Alfadda, H., & Alshumaimeri, Y. A. (2011). A preliminary study of the effect of WebQuests on the writing performance of Saudi female EFL elementary school students. The JALT CALL Journal, 7(3), 373-390.