Effects of Blended Learning on Motivating Secondary Students to Learn English Language: A Pilot Study

Blended Learning, English Language Learning, Motivation to Learn, ESL


  • Hamizatul Hamiza Zainon
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
  • Hamidah Yamat Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
February 27, 2021


Blended learning is a combination of traditional teaching method and the use of technology to provide a more organized learning approach in which it gives students extra control over the time, situation and ways of learning. This study investigates the effects of blended learning on motivating secondary level of students to learn English language. A pilot study was conducted. The sample consists of sixty secondary levels of students in a particular school in Shah Alam district, Selangor, Malaysia. The pre and posttest were used to test students’ achievement and the survey adapted from Gardner’s Attitude/Motivation Test Battery was implied to determine students’ motivation level before and after the use of blended learning. The analysis through paired-sample t-test revealed that, there was improvement on the level of motivation of the students and there were significant differences on student’s achievement whereas they performed better after the use of blended learning. The use of blended learning has a positive impact in individual professional development and instead of measuring the effect of blended learning towards student’s achievement; attitude or motivation to learn a language, further studies should also measure the other impact of blended learning itself especially in education.