Social Media Usage for Enhancing English Language Skill

E. Oos Mukhamad Anwas, Yuni Sugiarti, Anggraeni Dian Permatasari, Jaka Warsihna, Zulfikri Anas, Leli Alhapip, Heni Waluyo Siswanto, Rahmi Rivalina

Abstract


One of the obstacles of learning English Language as a Foreign Language is the limitation of practicing media. Social media has many contents and facilities which can be used for practicing English. The aim of this study is  to find out students’ intensity of using English-language social media content. The study was conducted by quantitative approach and survey method among the  Senior High School students in Jakarta, Indonesia. Data analysis shows that as students’ intensity who used English-language social media content is low. Students’ perception of English skill in reading and writing is good, while students’ perception of listening and speaking is still low. The intensity of using English-language social media content is positively and significantly related to students' perceptions of their ability to speak English including reading, writing, listening and speaking aspects. Hence, social media is needed to be learning media for learning English language as a Foreign Language in Indonesia.

Keywords


social media, English language skill, English language learning media

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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