Social Media Impact on Language Learning for Specific Purposes: A Study in English for Business Administration

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  • Source:
    Teaching English with Technology, v19 n1 p56-71 Jan 2019. 16 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1204643
      IATEFL Poland Computer Special Interest Group / University of Nicosia / Maria Curie-Sklodowska University. Ul. J. Sowinskiego 17, 20-041 Lublin, Poland. Web site: http://tewtjournal.org
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1642-1027
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Nowadays, social media are dominating the life of people. Facebook has become noticeably widespread among the youth, and students in particular. Research has indicated that Facebook could be an effective platform for language learning. This study, therefore, comes to explore the effects of Facebook-assisted teaching on learning English for specific purposes by students at the University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. A sample of 64 students from the Faculty of Business Administration, taking a Business Letters course in English, were divided into a Facebook-tutored group and a traditional classroom tutored group and were given the same vocabulary content. The two groups were given pre- and post-tests to measure their vocabulary learning, and were subjected to an interview to gauge their attitudes towards the instructional methods which were put to use. However, no significant difference between the two groups was found in terms of achievement in spite of the positive response and the high satisfaction level the Facebook-tutored students showed towards the use of such a platform.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Physical Description:
      16
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      MAY2019
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1204643
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SLIM, H.; HAFEDH, M. Social Media Impact on Language Learning for Specific Purposes: A Study in English for Business Administration. Teaching English with Technology, [s. l.], v. 19, n. 1, p. 56–71, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 13 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Slim H, Hafedh M. Social Media Impact on Language Learning for Specific Purposes: A Study in English for Business Administration. Teaching English with Technology. 2019;19(1):56-71. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204643&custid=s8280428. Accessed November 13, 2019.
    • APA:
      Slim, H., & Hafedh, M. (2019). Social Media Impact on Language Learning for Specific Purposes: A Study in English for Business Administration. Teaching English with Technology, 19(1), 56–71. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204643&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Slim, Hadoussa, and Menif Hafedh. 2019. “Social Media Impact on Language Learning for Specific Purposes: A Study in English for Business Administration.” Teaching English with Technology 19 (1): 56–71. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204643&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Slim, H. and Hafedh, M. (2019) ‘Social Media Impact on Language Learning for Specific Purposes: A Study in English for Business Administration’, Teaching English with Technology, 19(1), pp. 56–71. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204643&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 13 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Slim, H & Hafedh, M 2019, ‘Social Media Impact on Language Learning for Specific Purposes: A Study in English for Business Administration’, Teaching English with Technology, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 56–71, viewed 13 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Slim, Hadoussa, and Menif Hafedh. “Social Media Impact on Language Learning for Specific Purposes: A Study in English for Business Administration.” Teaching English with Technology, vol. 19, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 56–71. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204643&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Slim, Hadoussa, and Menif Hafedh. “Social Media Impact on Language Learning for Specific Purposes: A Study in English for Business Administration.” Teaching English with Technology 19, no. 1 (January 1, 2019): 56–71. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204643&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Slim H, Hafedh M. Social Media Impact on Language Learning for Specific Purposes: A Study in English for Business Administration. Teaching English with Technology [Internet]. 2019 Jan 1 [cited 2019 Nov 13];19(1):56–71. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204643&custid=s8280428