Using social networking to enhance the EFL classroom

Tianchong Wang, Dave Towey

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Abstract

This paper reports on a small experiment using Social Networking in an English class in an English Medium of Instruction tertiary-level institution in Zhuhai, Southern China. The investigation was carried out both in the classroom and online. Firstly, a Web 2.0 Social Networking Site (SNS) for English learning purposes, AlexCALL, was set up for a case study, and the experiment was conducted in two phases. Interviews with the relevant teachers were also conducted, allowing them to share their concerns and suggestions for the use of this collaboration-rich learning environment. Based on the results from the experiment and the feedback from the interviews, some tentative conclusions were made, and the future potential was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Proceedings
Pages7045-7048
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd Annual Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Yichang, China
Duration: 16 Sep 201118 Sep 2011

Publication series

Name2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2nd Annual Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011
Country/TerritoryChina
CityYichang
Period16/09/1118/09/11

Keywords

  • CALL
  • e-learning
  • ICT
  • SNS
  • Social Network
  • Web 2.0

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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