[SCOPUS] Djuria Suprato – Maximizing social media application for students in learning english

Suprato, D.
PervasiveHealth: Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 2020, 34

In this modern society, social media is widely used especially for millennials. Besides entertainment and communication, social media can be used for education. This article aims to investigate the role of a social media application in learning English. This work focus on how social media can be used for learning English in students’ daily activity. The online survey is used in distributing several students. In this part, 127 students responded to this survey and they answered the questionnaire distributed. From their answers, it can be concluded that social media take a part in learning English. They communicate through social media in English and many articles, video, news, and others. in English. They are pushed to be able to understand it. Furthermore, they sometimes get additional material and information from lecturer and classmates through social media such as WhatApps or Line. They said they improve their English skills such as speaking and listening (in term of vocabulary and structure). It is recommended for us to be able to speak English because now the development of technology uses English as the default language. That is why having social media for students is a good way to learn English. Lecturers can take this chance to teach English through social media.

LINK: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3452144.3452178