A Study of e-Learning, Blended learning, and Traditional Teaching Methods to Enhance English Reading Comprehension Ability of Thai Learners


  • Pornpimon Saeheng
  • Patchara Varasarin
  • Noppadol Prammanee


e-Learning, Blended learning, Traditional teaching, English Reading Comprehension Ability


        The purposes of this study was to compare the student’s reading comprehension ability using e-Learning, blended learning and traditional teaching methods for Tourism Hospitality students. The informants were 90, second year students majoring in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry which were divided by using the purposive sampling method into three groups of 30 learners, Group A received the e-Learning method, Group B received the Blended Learning method, and Group C received the Traditional teaching style. The research instruments used for data collection were the lesson plans, the e-Learning program, and the English Reading Comprehension test (Pretest and Posttest). Quantitative data were collected and analyzed by mean, standard deviation, and t-test with SPSS.          The results of this study indicated that the teaching delivery method using e-Learning assisted students to significantly improve their English reading comprehension. The relationship among groups of students and the different levels of the pre-test and post-test scores showed that the students in each group (A, B, C) had higher posttest scores after they studied with the teaching delivery method that they received. The English reading ability of the students through each teaching delivery method after the experiment was significantly higher at the .001 level.

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