The effect of using target language on the achievement of tenth grade students in EFL classrooms in Jordan


Amaal Al Masri , Manal Al Smadi and Safa Al Shihab

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of using target language for teaching EFL for tenth grade students and whether using target language could improve students' level in English. It also aimed at investigating the effect of students' academic level and gender on their performance. The sample of the study comprised of 94 students from 10th grade in the first semester 2014/2015 and was distributed into four sections, which were selected purposefully two female sections and two male sections. The findings of the study indicated that there were statistically significant differences in the post- test of English between the control and the experimental groups in favor of the experimental group which were instructed by using the target language, and there was no statistically significant difference in the students' achievement in English due to gender or to the interaction between gender and group.


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