The Effect of Electronic Flashcards on EFL Students' Vocabulary Learning: The Case of Saudi Arabia

  • Asma A. Alghamdi English Language Centre, Umm AlQura University, Al Bibyan St., Mecca 24231, Saudi Arabia
  • Tariq Elyas Department of European Languages and literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, King Abdulaziz University, Al Ehtifalat St, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia.
Keywords: Electronic Flashcards; Vocabulary learning; EFL; Saudi Arabia


This study aimed to investigate the effect of electronic flashcards on EFL vocabulary learning of preparatory-year female students at a  Saudi Arabia. It was conducted following the quantitative research methodology with a quasi-experimental design. Two groups were assigned: an experimental group who used electronic flashcards, and a control group who employed the traditional method of vocabulary learning. A pre-test and a post-test were administered in order to appraise their performance before and after the experiment. The results revealed that the post-test scores of students in the experimental group were significantly higher than their pre-test. Also, the results showed that electronic flashcards promoted students' vocabulary, causing a statistical significance in comparison to the control group. Based on these findings, this study was able to draw a number of implications and recommendations


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