Participating in a Blog: Jordanian EFL Learners' Voices

Nafiseh Zarei, Yasser Al-Shboul

Abstract


This study investigates the Jordanian EFL learners’ perceptions towards language learning through blog. It seeks to assess the usefulness of blogging in enhancing learners’ English language skills. The participants of the present study included 10 post graduate Jordanian EFL Learners who attended English Intensive Course. Data were collected through semi-structured interview questions regarding learners’ feedback on their perceptions to the integrated blog. The data obtained from the semi-structured interview was recorded, transcribed and described by the researchers and finally analyzed qualitatively. The findings of the study revealed that the learners perceived the blog as an interesting and helpful learning tool since interacting via blog helped them improve their English language skills as well as their peer feedback. Hence, the blog played an important role for the Jordanian EFL learners as it allowed them to exchange their experiences and thoughts with peers. The study concluded that integration of social networks, such as blogs into Jordanian EFL learners’ classes could enhance their English language learning processes.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/elr.v2n2p53

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English Linguistics Research
ISSN 1927-6028 (Print)   ISSN 1927-6036 (Online)

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