WhatsApp in English Class: An Application of Blended Learning in Initiating Students' Interaction


  • Zulkifli Akhmad IAIN Sultan Amai Gorontalo
  • Yuwin R Saleh IAIN Sultan Amai Gorontalo




WhatsApp, Face-to-face, Students' Perception


This study investigated 1) The students' perception of group WhatsApp in the teaching and learning process, which is also well-known as blended learning, and; (2) The process of students' interaction in English via WhatsApp. Data were collected from 60 students of the English Education Department; 52 females and eight males; most are between 19 and 20 years old. The researcher deploys a survey, unstructured interview, and unstructured-descriptive observation. The data analysis revealed that most students responded positively to WhatsApp in blended learning, and only a few responded negatively. The level of students' participation in English interaction via WhatsApp is higher than they do face-to-face since they feel more confident in conveying their ideas via WhatsApp, especially to the lecturer. 


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