Students’ Level of Achievement in a Flipped Writing Course: Near East University-Cyprus-Turkey 

Fatimah Saadi Ali 

English Language Teaching Department, Tishk International University, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

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Published: February 22, 2023


The flipped classroom model (FCM) is a teaching model where the places of lectures and homework tasks are reversed. In other words, learning happens at home and homework takes the form of feedback given or tasks done at school. The current study investigated the impact of FCM on the students’ level of achievement in a writing course at university level, which was designed according to the FCM principles. A quantitative method approach was implemented  through  a  quasi-experimental  study design. 40 students from  the  experimental  EFL writing  course  took  part  in  the  study from the English Language Teaching Department of the Near East University. The data were collected through a pre-post writing test to measure the level of improvement in student’ writing skills and the results were compared using paired t-test analysis. The results revealed that the participants’ marks in the post-test were significantly higher than those in the pre-test. It is cleared that they have improved not only their writing skills but also their listening skills. They specifically identified the model as a time-saving learning experience. Based on these results, some crucial points emerged like developing qualities for videos, essay evaluation criteria, and implementing the same model for listening course as suggestions for further studies. 

Keywords: English as a foreign language, flipped classroom model, writing skill, achievement, quantitative method 

DOI: 10.23918/vesal2023v18