Learning English as a Second Language through Social Media: Saudi Arabian Tertiary Context

Amin Ali Al Mubarak
2016 International Journal of Linguistics  
This paper aims to identify the role of social media in learning English as a second language among Saudi Arabian students. Four year students majoring B A in English at Al Ardh college of Science and Arts for girls in Jazan University were identified as the participants of this study. The instrument of this study is a comprehensive questionnaire, which is constructed in order to explore the students' perceptions and attitudes on using social media for English language learning. It is found
more » ... majority of the participants use social media to enhance their communication skills. Moreover, the result revealed that collaborative learning that are embedded in a social media may help improve learning activities which in turn leads to the success of learning English as a second language. Apart from that, some of the problems encountered when using social media and combined group work in the learning and teaching of English as a second language at Tertiary level are also highlighted. Most importantly, the students agreed that social media has by and large affected in their English language learning skills.
doi:10.5296/ijl.v8i6.10449 fatcat:tdorpols7begri2yqwamr3seea