Enhancing students’ vocabulary knowledge using the Facebook environment

Kabilan, Muhammad Kamarul and Mohamed Ernes Zahar, Tuti Zalina (2016) Enhancing students’ vocabulary knowledge using the Facebook environment. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 5 (2). pp. 217-230. ISSN 2301-9468

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This study investigates the effectiveness of using Facebook in enhancing vocabulary knowledge among Community College students. Thirty-three (33) Community College students are exposed to the use of Facebook as an environment of learning and enhancing their English vocabulary. They are given a pre-test and a post-test and the findings indicate that students perform significantly better in the post-test compared to the pre-test. It appears that Facebook could be considered as a supplementary learning environment or learning platform or a learning tool; with meaningful and engaging activities that require students to collaborate, network and functions as a community of practice, particularly for introverted students with low proficiency levels and have low self-esteem.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General) > L7-991 Education (General)
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Pendidikan (School of Educational Studies) > Article
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:11
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:11
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/38974

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