The Implementation of Blended Learning for English Courses at Higher Education in Vietnam: Teachers’ Perceptions




Blended Learning, CALL, moodle, higher education, online learning


Advancements in technology and the Internet characterize the current English teaching and learning scenario. In this trend, the issue of blending face-to-face and online learning into English learning and teaching has drawn significant attention from teachers, researchers, and educators worldwide, including Vietnam, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this mode has been applied widely and shown its noticeable benefits, there have been relatively few studies regarding the perceptions of English lecturers at the tertiary level in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context. Therefore, the objectives of this research are to (1) critically review knowledge of blended learning (BL); (2) investigate the tertiary level English lecturers’ perceptions of the BL model implementation in a college in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; (3) provide some practical recommendations for future research and implementations. Online questionnaires and interviews with 14 English lecturers in the Summer 2023 semester were used to collect qualitative and quantitative data. At the end of the paper, EFL lecturers’ perceptions were revealed. Several educational implications and practical recommendations were suggested as well. The research findings are expected to contribute to a complete picture of BL in higher education in Vietnam.

Author Biographies

Dinh Tran Thuy-Lieu, Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Dinh Tran Thuy Lieu, M.A., is currently a visiting Lecturer of English at Ho Chi Minh City Open University and Saigon College, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Her research interests involve TEFL, CALL, MALL, AI for language learning, Teaching Language Skills, as well as Language Teaching Methodology. Contact email:

Tran Xuan Trang, Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tran Xuan Trang, M.A., has been teaching at Ho Chi Minh City Open University since 2020. She prefers teaching both young learners and adults. Besides that, she is interested in doing research in fields such as second language acquisition; English for specific purposes; Task-based language teaching; and online learning. Contact email:

Le Thi Huyen Trang, Duc Linh High School, Binh Thuan, Vietnam

Le Thi Huyen Trang, M.A., serves as an English teacher at Duc Linh High School in Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam. She has 12 years of experience in teaching English as a foreign language and has an MA in TESOL from Ho Chi Minh City Open University. Her interests are in second language acquisition, ELT Methodology, CALL, MALL, online learning, blended learning, and flipped learning. Contact email:

Pham Huynh Thuy Uyen, Thong Linh High School, Dong Thap Province, Vietnam

Pham Huynh Thuy Uyen, M.A., is both a teacher at Thong Linh High School and a visiting lecturer at Dong Thap University. She earned an MA degree in TESOL from Ho Chi Minh City Open University in 2023. Her favorite strands include technology in ELT, project-based learning, and blended learning. These trends resonate with her deeply, as they embody the power to not only enhance traditional educational approaches but also foster student’s dynamic engagement and personalized learning experiences. Contact email:


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How to Cite

Dinh, T. T. L., Tran, X. T., Le, T. H. T., & Pham, H. T. U. (2024). The Implementation of Blended Learning for English Courses at Higher Education in Vietnam: Teachers’ Perceptions. AsiaCALL Online Journal, 15(1), 1–18.

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