International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

The Role of Jigsaw IV based on WhatsApp in Enhancing English Vocabulary among EFL Major Students
Rabea Ali

The availability and the use of WhatsApp are increasingly widespread among Arab EFL learners. The current study aimed to investigate the role of Jigsaw IV based on WhatsApp in improving English vocabulary among Saudi university students. The participants of the study were 40 students. They were divided into two groups as the experimental and the control group. A pre-test and post-test were used. The participants of the experimental group studied English vocabulary electronically through WhatsApp three days a week for six weeks using the jigsaw technique. On the other side, the control group was taught vocabulary of their textbook inside the classroom by traditional methods. The results revealed that using the jigsaw technique based on WhatsApp had a significant role in the vocabulary learning of the students.

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