Social Network Sites as ESL/EFL Learning and Teaching Tools: A Critical Review

Sulaiman Alnujaidi

Abstract


This study analyzed the educational and instructional implications of Social Network Sites (SNS) in the ESL/EFL teaching and learning context. SNS's definition, types, classifications, features, positive and negative aspects, their educational implications as well as their limitations and challenges in the ESL/EFL classroom settings are identified and discussed in order to better utilize and integrate their innovative aspects into the language teaching and learning practices.

 


Keywords


Social Networking Sites (SNS), English as a Second Language (ESL), English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Second Language (L2)

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