THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKING SITES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING

Bayrakci, Serkan and Aslan, Alaattin (2014) THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKING SITES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING. In: Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, May, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

As the World turns into a “Global Village”, learning a foreign language has become an important need to people to communicate with people of other cultures. To meet this need, there are various ways such as taking the language class, visiting the country, the Internet and so on. By the development of Web 2.0, the internet had the property of interactivity which is enabled by social networking. It is known that interaction is one of the characteristics of ideal language learning environments. (Lomicka & G. Lord, 2009). This characteristic of language learning atmosphere looks like an intersection of the language learning and social media networking. The aim of this study is to examine the use of web 2.0&new media and social networking web sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Skype in the development of writing, listening, reading and speaking skills. Also, the importance of these social media tools to students in enhancing learning a foreign language by the property of interactivity. During the study methodologically it is used a survey to the university students. It is hoped to accomplish by this study to understand which social media networking sites are used for improving of different language skills which are reading, listening, speaking and writing. Keywords: Language Learning via Social Media; Social Networking Sites and Language; Web 2.0; Foreign Language

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mrs. Emina Mekic
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 21:25
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2016 21:25
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/3541

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