Social Media: An Optimal Virtual Environment for Learning Foreign Languages

Rdouan Faizi, Abdellatif El Afia, Raddouane Chiheb

Abstract


The present paper aims at exploring the potential role that social media technologies play in learning foreign languages. For this purpose, a survey was carried out to examine students’ and language learners’ perceptions and attitudes about using these platforms. Results of the research study revealed that the great majority of the respondents actually use these web-based applications to enhance their language skills. Most importantly, they noted that social media contribute in improving their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. Accordingly, we strongly recommend that instructors use these online tools in distant, blended, or face-to-face language learning settings.

Keywords


Foreign language learning; social media; students’ perceptions; survey

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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