EFL@Facebook: Integrating Social Networking Tool As A Medium In Writing ClassroomProceeding: 9th International Academic Conference (IAC)
Publication Date: 2014-04-13
Authors : Wasoh Fa-ezah;
Page : 927-935
Keywords : EFL writing; Facebook; Social Networking;
Facebook (FB) is now considered as the most popular platform for online social networking among university students. The present study aims to investigate whether Facebook would be an effective and easy teaching and learning tool in EFL writing classroom in Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus. The data was collected from the students writing assignments on Facebook. The findings revealed that the use of Facebook in the teaching and learning of EFL writing English has to a certain extent been effective. Teachers indicated that Facebook is not far different from other new teaching tools. Students showed positive attitude toward using Facebook as a means of learning grammar and writing. As an alternative learning tool, Facebook offered students a convenient and attractive means to engross in discussion with the teacher and peers who had better grammatical and writing knowledge. Nevertheless, Facebook could help them to increase their motivation and build confidence in learning EFL writing as well.
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