Share Paper: Exploring motivation and design effectiveness of individualized English as a Foreign Language blended training programs in a French organization.

  1. Rachel Chauvin, University of Paris-Nanterre, France
  2. Fabien Fenouillet, University of Paris-Nanterre, France
Wednesday, June 27 3:30-3:50 PM De Dam 1

Abstract: This communication’s objective is to present findings of a field research comparing the effectiveness of four types of English as a foreign language (EFL) training designs. Training modalities included individual or group face-to-face sessions, virtual phone classes, and autonomous e-learning activities. French collaborators (N = 142) of a company from the health industry completed motivation surveys and took the online BULATS business proficiency test at the end of training. Trainees who followed blended training programs obtained higher BULATS scores than those who only used face-to-face sessions, but results are moderated by participants' pre-training proficiency level. Training design had no influence ...