Students’ Perceptions of Social Networking Sites for English Language Learning: A Study in an Indonesian Higher Education Context

Anna Riana Suryanti Tambunan, Winda Setia Sari, Rasmitadila Rasmitadila


This study explores the use of Social Networking Sites (SNS) as a performance-enhancing method of teaching and learning of English in the classroom via cell phones and mobile devices, as well as its effect on students' motivation to learn. A survey was disseminated to 176 students. The analysis showcases that Instagram is the most useful learning tool that students enjoy, and its use on mobile devices has the potential to become a significant teaching tool in the classroom. Because the most popular social networking sites, such as Instagram, are predominantly accessible via mobile devices, this is the case. Given that students currently utilize social networking sites to boost their learning informally, their acknowledgment of social networking sites as learning tools demonstrates their understanding of the learning potential given by technology.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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