Perceptions on the Use of the Flipped Classroom in the EFL Class

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Nadia Lilian Lagunes-Reyes
María de los Milagros Cruz-Ramos
Mario Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez


The present action-research study analyzes students’ basic perceptions about the use of the Flipped Classroom as part of their EFL class in a Mexican technical high school. To this end, 47 5th-semester students took two versions of a survey, which combined provided an understanding of their views after having taken part of a six-week intervention. The intervention focused on what is typically considered the most challenging topic of the semester: the simple past and its functions included in the official syllabus. On the one hand, the ‘flipped’ part of the lessons was divided into before and after-class online activities following a set of principles for the Flipped Classroom, Communicative Language Teaching, and Multimedia Instruction. On the other hand, in-class activities focused on reviewing content and communicative oral practice. The Flipped Classroom was favorably regarded. Students perceived it as a technique to facilitate a rapid improvement of certain aspects of speaking performance, especially in regards to fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.

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Lagunes-Reyes, N. L. ., Cruz-Ramos, M. de los M., & Sandoval-Sánchez, M. A. . (2022). Perceptions on the Use of the Flipped Classroom in the EFL Class. HOW Journal, 29(2), 33–55.
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Nadia Lilian Lagunes-Reyes, Centro de Estudios Tecnológicos del Mar

She holds an MA in TEFL, and she has been a teacher since 2006. She currently works at a Mexican public high school in the city of Veracruz. Her research interests include the use of technology and blended learning in TEFL.

María de los Milagros Cruz-Ramos, Escuela Normal “Juan Enríquez”

She holds an MA in TEFL, and she has been a teacher since 2006. She currently works at a Mexican public high school in the city of Veracruz. Her research interests include the use of technology and blended learning in TEFL.

Mario Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez, Universidad Veracruzana

He works as an English teacher at Universidad Veracruzana in Mexico. He holds a Master’s degree in TEFL and is currently studying a Ph.D. in Educational Systems and Learning Environments. His research interests include Instructional Design, Foreign Language Teaching, and Learning as well as Student Engagement.


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