Effect of Using Quizlet on Thai Students’ English Collocation Learning Achievement and Retention: A Study of a University in Thailand

Arnantawut Tiang-uan


This study examined the impact of Quizlet, a digital learning tool, on the English collocation learning achievement and knowledge retention of Thai first-year students, focusing on the usage of ‘do’, ‘make’ and ‘take’. It also explored students’ attitudes towards using Quizlet. The participants were 76 first-year students from a private university in Bangkok, Thailand. The research was carried out during the first semester of the 2022 academic year using an achievement test and a questionnaire to gauge the learning differences and attitudes towards Quizlet. The statistical analysis included frequency and descriptive statistics and a paired-samples t-test to measure the difference in learning outcomes between Quizlet and the Grammar Translation Method (GTM). The study found that there was a statistically significant difference (p <.001) in knowledge retention after one month between students who learned with Quizlet and those who learned with GTM. It also revealed high student satisfaction with Quizlet, especially regarding its implementation, design, and content applicability to real life.


Quizlet, Grammar Translation Method, Collocation

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijels.v.11n.4p.24


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