The Effect of Kahoot on Developing EFL Saudi Students' Vocabulary Acquisition, Reading Comprehension, and their Attitudes towards such a Strategy

Malek Hussein Al Shra’ah


The study investigated the effect of kahoot on developing EFL Saudi students’ vocabulary acquisition, reading comprehension, and their attitudes towards it. To achieve this aim, the researcher adopted the experimental approach and employed a sample consisting of seventy seven male EFL Saudi students at Imam Mohammed Ibn Saud Islamic University at Deanship of Preparatory Programs. The researcher purposefully chose two scientific stream classes assigned one class consisting of (38) students as an experimental group and the other consisting of (39) students as a control group. The traditional method was used in teaching the control group, while kahoot was used with the experimental one in the second term of the academic year (2018-2019).
In the current study, three instruments were used: a vocabulary test, a reading comprehension test, and a questionnaire. The findings of the study showed that there are statistically significant differences at (a= 0.05) between the means of both groups on the students' post vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension tests, in favor of the experimental group. This could be attributed to using kahoot. This indicated that using kahoot as an instructional strategy had a positive effect on developing student’s vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension.

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Kahoot, vocabulary acquisition, reading comprehension, EFL Saudi students.

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