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20201016T1200 20201016T1345 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh A systematic review on Facebook’s overall effectiveness in English language skills practice: Expectations vs Reality

English language education in the 21st century has constantly exploited Social Networking Sites (SNSs) for teaching and learning purposes (Prichard, 2013). Among the most popular SNSs, Facebook has emerged as a widely favored education platform for EFL teachers and students. Nevertheless, there has been no comprehensive study that evaluates its effectiveness in English language skills practice. The study, thus, seeks to bridge this gap by examining the role of Facebook in English language skills development through a systematic review of 13 publications. The data for the study was collected through 2 cycles based on 3 criteria (1) good triangulation (2) correspondence between research conclusion and the topic being reviewed, and (3) correspondence between research questions, conclusions, and methodologies. From selected data, the use of Facebook in English skills practice was analyzed on four grounds: the skills practiced on Facebook, the effectiveness of Facebook in developing these skills, teacher-directed and students-directed learning on Facebook, and teachers-students' perception of Facebook as a learning platform. Results showed that Facebook provides a supportive education environment that aids linguistic, meta-linguistic, and social-emotional skills development. Despite certain drawbacks including distractions and unverifiable language input, Facebook is believed to be an effective tool for EFL educators and learners. Based on the study's findings, recommendations for more successful application of Facebook in English language teaching, learning and research will also be given. Reference: Prichard, C. (2013). Using social networking sites as a platform for second language instruction. TESOL Journal, 4(4), 752-758.

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English language education in the 21st century has constantly exploited Social Networking Sites (SNSs) for teaching and learning purposes (Prichard, 2013). Among the most popular SNSs, Facebook has emerged as a widely favored education platform for EFL teachers and students. Nevertheless, there has been no comprehensive study that evaluates its effectiveness in English language skills practice. The study, thus, seeks to bridge this gap by examining the role of Facebook in English language skills development through a systematic review of 13 publications. The data for the study was collected through 2 cycles based on 3 criteria (1) good triangulation (2) correspondence between research conclusion and the topic being reviewed, and (3) correspondence between research questions, conclusions, and methodologies. From selected data, the use of Facebook in English skills practice was analyzed on four grounds: the skills practiced on Facebook, the effectiveness of Facebook in developing these skills, teacher-directed and students-directed learning on Facebook, and teachers-students' perception of Facebook as a learning platform. Results showed that Facebook provides a supportive education environment that aids linguistic, meta-linguistic, and social-emotional skills development. Despite certain drawbacks including distractions and unverifiable language input, Facebook is believed to be an effective tool for EFL educators and learners. Based on the study's findings, recommendations for more successful application of Facebook in English language teaching, learning and research will also be given. Reference: Prichard, C. (2013). Using social networking sites as a platform for second language instruction. TESOL Journal, 4(4), 752-758.

Academic Manager
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EdSpace Education Service Ltd Company
Visiting Fellow
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City University of Hong Kong
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Ms. Phuong Nguyen
Lecturer
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Van Lang University
Ms. NHUNG GIA
English Teacher at High school
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Truong Chinh High School
Mrs. Hien Hoang
Teacher
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IIG Vietnam
Lecturer
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ULIS-VNU
Personal Assistant to Deputy Head of School
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Australian International School Phnom Penh
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