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Facebook for informal language learning: Perspectives from tertiary language students

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dc.contributor.author Alm, Antonie es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-23T09:02:44Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-23T09:02:44Z
dc.date.issued 2015-09-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/75697
dc.description.abstract [EN] This paper investigates the use of Facebook for out-of-class, informal language learning. 190 New Zealand university language students (Chinese, German, French, Japanese and Spanish) completed an anonymous online questionnaire on (1) their perceptions of Facebook as a multilingual environment, (2) their online writing practices and (3) their views on the educational value of their experiences. Findings indicate that language students are using a range of Facebook features to expose themselves to the languages they study (L2) and to communicate in their L2 with native speaker Facebook friends. The use of the social networking site varied according to proficiency-levels of the participants (beginner, intermediate and advanced levels), strength of social ties with native speaker Facebook friends and personal attitudes towards the site. Learning experiences on Facebook were not perceived as useful for the formal language learning context which suggests the need for bridging strategies between informal and formal learning environments. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Universitat Politècnica de València
dc.relation.ispartof The EuroCALL Review
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Facebook es_ES
dc.subject Informal language learning es_ES
dc.subject Social networking es_ES
dc.title Facebook for informal language learning: Perspectives from tertiary language students es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.date.updated 2016-12-22T13:19:24Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/eurocall.2015.4665
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Alm, A. (2015). Facebook for informal language learning: Perspectives from tertiary language students. The EuroCALL Review. 23(2):3-18. doi:10.4995/eurocall.2015.4665. es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod SWORD es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/eurocall.2015.4665 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 3 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 18 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 23
dc.description.issue 2
dc.identifier.eissn 1695-2618


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