English informal language learning through social networking sites among Malaysian university students / Izaham Shah Ismail and Nurul Hidayu Shafie.

Ismail, Izaham Shah and Shafie, Nurul Hidayu (2018) English informal language learning through social networking sites among Malaysian university students / Izaham Shah Ismail and Nurul Hidayu Shafie. In: International Conference on University Learning and Teaching (InCULT) 2018, 28th-29th November 2018, Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

Abstract

The use of ICT in education has benefitted both students and educators in the education field. Currently, the social networking sites are being used widely by the university students in their daily lives for various purposes such as entertainment, networking, as well as education purposes. There are many studies conducted to figure out whether the social networking sites benefit the students in formal education but there are not many studies done to investigate whether they are beneficial to students’ informal learning, especially in English language. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the contribution of the social networking sites to the university students' English informal language learning. This quantitative study was conducted on Malaysian public university students in Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. A descriptive quantitative survey research was conducted in order to answer the research questions of this study. The results of this study revealed that most of the respondents learned English informally by saving interesting English quotes or images posted on social networking sites as well as by paying attention to the sentence patterns and accent while watching videos on those sites. The respondents of this study also perceived that they informally learned listening skills and vocabulary the most from the social networking sites. To conclude, the social networking sites are not only useful for entertaining purposes, they could also be used to informally learn and improve one’s English language skills.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Ismail, Izaham Shahizaha740@uitm.edu.my
Shafie, Nurul Hidayunurulhidayu_shafie@yahoo.com.my
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English language > Modern English > Language
P Language and Literature > PE English language > Modern English
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Education
Event Title: International Conference on University Learning and Teaching (InCULT) 2018
Event Dates: 28th-29th November 2018
Page Range: pp. 1-15
Official URL: http://education.uitm.edu.my/ajue/wp-content/uploa...
Item ID: 29739
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language Learning, English Informal Learning, Social Networking Sites, Millennials, English In Social Networking Sites, ICT In Education
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29739

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