The role of social media on improving students' communication skills in English

Sadiku, Alisa (2018) The role of social media on improving students' communication skills in English. Journal of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of UT, 3 (5-6). pp. 58-63. ISSN 2671-3039

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Improving communication skills is one of the most desired skills that most language learners aim to achieve. However, teaching communication skills is a rather challenging process for teachers who find it difficult to expose students to communication experiences in real context. Moreover, due to various factors, it is also difficult to manage face to face communication with English native speakers on daily basis. However, with the advent of technology, the requirements for such opportunities can be met easily, as learners are becoming more and more computer literate, and different technological tools such as social media offering great assistance in providing situations where communication skills can be practiced and improved. Thus, this study aims to explore the impact of social media on promoting communication opportunities for students whose English is not their mother tongue. Particularly, this research describes how different elements that social media offer for oral and textual communication, assist in making learners feel confident and motivated to communicate in English. In addition, this paper will investigate ways how social media can promote student centered learning environment where students produce and learn language autonomously. In this light, social media affordances such as contextual and authentic communicational opportunities will be also taken into account.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Mathematics
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Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2019 08:29
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019 08:29

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