Integration in Flipped Classroom Technology Approach to Develop English Language Skills of Thai EFL Learners

  •  Pongpatchara Kawinkoonlasate    


The technology of flipped classroom technology approach implies such organization of the educational process in which classroom activities and homework assignments are reversed. Nowadays, the flipped classroom technology approach is altering how we collect information, conduct research, and share data with others in the Thai educational system. New technological tools are changing the education community and how the instructors pass on knowledge to learners. With this new tool, the flipped classroom technology approach is being integrated into the classroom at larger scales in most educational levels, especially in Thailand. With more electronic resources available for instructors, new teaching methodologies are being used to improve both EFL and ESL learners. The aims of this academic paper are to acknowledge the significance of applying the flipped classroom technology approach for instructors and language skill development in learners, to discuss the process of integration into the classroom, and review possible usages with the introduction of flipped approach into the English classroom with regards to reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Throughout this paper, the term flipped classroom technology approach and integration have been defined. An explanation of the use of the flipped approach is given. Previous studies and research on the use of the flipped classroom technology approach, in order to improve English language learning skills, in the classroom have been reviewed and discussed. Positive ways this teaching methodology could be used to assist learners to improve their English language skills are also suggested.

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