PERCEPTION OF STUDENTS FROM BTESL TOWARDS ENHANCING VOCABULARY THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA IN MSU
Keywords:BTESL, Enhancing Vocabulary, Social Media, Second Language, English
Vocabulary is fundamental and one of the important components in acquiring a second language. The implementation of various platforms and applications in carrying a lesson is another way or substitute towards enhancing the students’ vocabulary knowledge. The current study aims to investigate the perceptions of students from Bachelor in Teaching English as a Second Language (BTESL) towards Enhancing Vocabulary through Social Media in Management and Science University (MSU), Malaysia. Another aim of this study is to examine the differences in the perceptions of the BTESL students towards enhancing vocabulary through social media according to the year of study. This research involves 263 BTESL students consisting of 78.1% of Female respondents and 21.9% of Male respondents. A quantitative research was used in this study by using a survey method for the data collection. The questionnaire was created after reviewing the existing related literature and the draft was given to the experts in the field of Linguistics. The data was tabulated in the SPSS software and it was interpreted through descriptive analysis. The findings affirm that majority of the students view enhancing vocabulary through social media positively and it was observed that there are differences in the students’ perceptions according to the year of study. Thus, this study provides pedagogic implications to foster the teaching and learning processes based on the 21st Century learning.
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