Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 10(2), pp. 117 - 128
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2022.100201
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The NAVIO Application to Teach EFL: An Observational Study in Palestinian Primary Schools


Ayat Tarazi 1, Raúl Ruiz-Cecilia 2,*
1 Doctoral Program in Educational Science, Granada University, Spain
2 Faculty of Education, University of Granada, Granada, Spain

ABSTRACT

It is important to adopt a teaching method that matches learners' learning styles and motivates them to learn English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Therefore, this study aims to examine the effect of using the digital application NAVIO to enhance second graders' competence in linguistic communication, sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, cultural awareness and expression, cooperative learning, oral and written production, and digital competence. The study was conducted at the Scientific Academy School in the Jenin Directorate in Palestine during 2020-2021. This research adopted a quantitative design and used a questionnaire to collect data and find results. The sample of the study was chosen randomly, and consisted of 19 students in the control group and 19 students in the experimental group. The results show that there are statistically significant differences at α ≤ 0.05 between the experimental group and the control group in certain variables. However, there are no statistically significant differences between groups due to gender. The results of the control group show that there are statistically significant differences in oral and written production in favor of male students. Additionally, the results reveal that there are statistically significant differences at α ≤ 0.05 in the students' achievement in English due to the teaching method followed in each group, in favor of the NAVIO application. We conclude that the students' performance levels in the experimental group are better than those who learn English through traditional methods. Finally, we recommended Palestinian English teachers to integrate this digital application into teaching EFL to primary-level students in order to activate their interest and increase their motivation toward learning EFL in a more engaging environment.

KEYWORDS
NAVIO Application, Digital Competence, EFL, Primary School, Students' Performance, Students' Achievement

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[1] Ayat Tarazi , Raúl Ruiz-Cecilia , "The NAVIO Application to Teach EFL: An Observational Study in Palestinian Primary Schools," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 117 - 128, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2022.100201.

(b). APA Format:
Ayat Tarazi , Raúl Ruiz-Cecilia (2022). The NAVIO Application to Teach EFL: An Observational Study in Palestinian Primary Schools. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 10(2), 117 - 128. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2022.100201.