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Developing EFL Students’ Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Skills within an Interactive Learning Environment


Prof. Hashem A. Alsamadani


Vol. 22  No. 8  pp. 145-152


The current study investigates the effects of an interactive learning environment on EFL students' vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension skills. The study utilized a quasi-experimental design. The sample consisted of 41 students enrolled in the English program at Umm Al-Qura University studying Reading in EFL course in Summer 2018/2019. The sample was randomly divided into two groups: A control group consisting of 21 students and an experimental group of 20 students. The results revealed statistically significant differences at (α≤ 0.01) between the mean scores of the experimental group and the control group in the post-test of the vocabulary test and the reading comprehension test favoring the experimental group. Finally, the study concluded with a call for more studies on modern technologies in teaching EFL skills in the Saudi context.


Mobile, learning environments, Infographic, English, language, skills, reading.