An Effective Contribution of Social Media Networks in Foreign Language Learning Case Study: Community Diploma College, King Khalid University, KSA

Mrs. Vasanthi, Muniasamy and Dr. Intisar Magboul, Ejalani and Dr. Anandhavalli, M (2015) An Effective Contribution of Social Media Networks in Foreign Language Learning Case Study: Community Diploma College, King Khalid University, KSA. International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, 5 (1). pp. 438-442. ISSN 2250-2459

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Abstract

Social Media (SM) is websites increasingly popular and built to allow people to express themselves and to interact socially with others. Most SMT are dominated by youth particularly College students. The proliferation of popular social media tools, which can accessed from any communication devices has become pervasive in the lives of today’s student life. The present paper aims to measure an effective contribution of social media networks in foreign language learning skills among students. For this purpose, a survey was carried out to examine students’ perceptions and attitudes about using these social platforms for learning foreign languages. Results of the research study revealed that the great majority of the students actually use these web-based applications to enhance their language skills. Most importantly, they agreed that social media contribute in improving their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. Accordingly, we strongly recommend that instructors use these online tools in distant, blended, or face-to-face learning systems.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Computer
Divisions: Female Community College - Khamis Mushyait > Information Systems
Depositing User: Mrs. VASANTHI MUNIASAMY
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2015 20:23
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2015 20:23
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/222

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