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ERIC Number: EJ1129275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0215-773X
Using a Facebook Closed Group to Improve EFL Students' Writing
Rodliyah, Rojab Siti
TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, v27 n1 p82-100 Jan 2016
This study investigates how social media, in this case Facebook, can be incorporated in ELT through e-dialogue journal writing shared in a Facebook closed group. Fifteen EFL students participated in this case study. They were second, third, and fourth year students of English Education Department of a university in Bandung, who voluntarily joined a Facebook closed group for about four months and contributed their journal entries. The content of the students' journals and responses in this closed group were analyzed to identify the nature of the students' journals, the patterns of interaction, and their responses to e-journaling through Facebook. The findings indicate that the students responded positively to this activity and perceived improvement in their writing especially in vocabulary and grammar. The power of learning and sharing from others is also emphasized.
Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia (TEFLIN). Malang, East Java, 65145, Indonesia. TEFLIN Publication Division, Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang, Jalan Semarang 5, Tel: +62-341-570566; Fax: +62-341-567475; e-mail: journal@teflin.org; Web site: http://journal.teflin.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia