LEARNERS’ PERCEPTIONS IN LEARNING ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Background and Objectives: Due to the drastic advancement of technology in education, educators have been challenged to provide a wide range of learning opportunities to 21st-century learners in meeting their needs to learn the English Language. The impact of the online environment has led the instructors’ pedagogical approaches adaptive to mixing face-to-face and online teaching and learning. As such, this paper aims to view the blended learning approach through the lens of the 21st-century learners in the Philippines. Additionally, it intends to provide further insights to contribute to the pedagogical richness of the blended learning approach that can be used by the English instructors.

Methods, Findings, and Conclusion: A convergent mixed method design was utilized in the present study wherein the quantitative and qualitative data collected in parallel and analyzed separately. Moreover, the data were merged to develop a complete understanding of the research problem. The study sample comprises purposively selected students and a modified survey questionnaire distributed to them. The discussion includes student’s perceptions of blended learning approach, its strengths and weaknesses, and suggestions for successful implementation.

Keywords: 21st-Century Learners, Blended Learning, English Language, Hybrid Learning, Pedagogy.

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