Journal article

Using social networking technologies to promote language socialisation: English as foreign language teachers' perceptions in Saudi Arabia

Khatmah Alanazi, Celia Thompson

Global Journal of Foreign Language Teaching | Centre of Innovation Research and Publication | Published : 2019

Abstract

Teachers’ beliefs play a key role in their selection of language teaching methodologies; they affect teachers’ pedagogical practices and behaviours and are consequently integral in shaping the language learning classroom environment. This study investigated the beliefs of teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) in relation to the concept of ‘language socialisation’ (LS) and its pedagogical application through the use of social networking technologies (SNTs) in a Saudi university language learning context. Data comprised a survey, which was administered to a total of 28 EFL teachers, of whom five male instructors were interviewed. Findings showed that the majority of teachers reported..

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