Determining How Social Media Affects Learning English: An Investigation of Mobile Applications Instagram and Snap Chat in TESOL Classroom

Journal Article
, Hind A. Al Fadda . 2020
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The purpose of this research paper was to explore the effects of social media in learning English
speaking and reading skills. Although social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,
and Snapchat, are mostly used socially and for marketing, they also have a significant impact on
learning English. In determining how social media affects learning English, this paper will be
focusing on mobile Apps; Snapchat and Instagram. The paper investigates how user attitude,
experience, and perception influence the use of Instagram and Snapchat in learning the English
language in a classroom. The research was done on different databases, including Academic
Search Complete, Education Source, ERIC, Library, Information Science, and Technology
Abstracts, and Professional Development Collection. Research shows that learners with social
media accounts are less enthusiastic about learning English, even if it means recreational reading.
This differs from the learners without user accounts whose attitude of learning English speaking
skills is positive. This research paper concludes that, in comparison to Snapchat, Instagram is a
more effective social media platform for engaging and learning of the English language. This
contributes to a greater understanding of the English language and its culture while providing more
practical knowledge and promoting interactions. However, more research is needed to determine
the impact of Snapchat on learning English speaking skills.