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Role of Social Media in Developing English Language Skills: Writing in Context


Taj Mohammad1, Aadel Yousuf Khandey1*, Soada Idris1, and Zulfi Syed1

1Department of English, Najran University, Saudi Arabia. 

*Correspondence: aykhanday@nu.edu.sa (Aadel Yousuf Khandey, Department of English, Najran University, Saudi Arabia).

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ABSTRACT

The present research is propelled to utilize indistinguishable social media as an innovative and creative tool for language learning as Darekshan and Aliabbasi, (2015) state, “Social network platforms are mentioned as innovative and creative ways to learn English as a second language” (p.1092). The research aims to assess, investigate, and rationalize the role of social media in developing writing skills. It analyses participants’ opinions on the use of social media in language learning. As part of the methodology, the research uses a triangulation: a survey questionnaire, a semi-structured interview (for students), and a WhatsApp messages thread (for students). The study offers recommendations to integrate social media as a formal tool in classroom teaching. 

Keywords: Apparatus, Language skills, Social media, English language, and SPSS analysis.

Citation: Mohammad T, Khandey AY, Idris S, and Syed Z. (2023). Role of social media in developing English language skills: writing in context, Br. J. Arts Humanit., 5(3), 116-130. https://doi.org/10.34104/bjah.02301160130


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