Impact of Online-learning Activities on Improving IELTS Speaking Performance of Iranian EFL Learners: An Experimental Comparative Study

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Independent Researcher, Toronto, Canada

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This paper investigated the possible impacts of using online activities and the speaking ability of Iranian EFL learners. For this reason, 30 participants were selected randomly and divided into two experimental groups and one control group. The participants were given a speaking IELTS test at first. After that, the experimental groups received online-learning activities regarding speaking abilities in two various forms with teacher’s intervention and without teacher’s intervention; whereas the control group did not receive. Then, the three groups were given a post-test on speaking ability to compare the possible impacts of the online- learning activities. The results showed that the participants in the experimental groups yielded more positive results. In addition, between two ethe experimental groups, the experimental groups with the teacher's active role had better results. The findings of this research can have very useful implications for IELTS courses in Iran. 

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  • Receive Date: 06 February 2022
  • Revise Date: 19 April 2022
  • Accept Date: 18 June 2022
  • First Publish Date: 19 July 2022