A case study of blog-based language learning: An investigation into ESL learners' interaction

N. Zarei, Supyan Hussin

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Abstract

Language learning is a continuous process that takes place not only in the classroom but also beyond the walls of the classroom with the help of technological tools. One of such tools includes the use of blog as an easily accessible gadget that can facilitate learners' language learning and improve their autonomous learning. The present study explores how the use of language learning materials and interaction in the Learning Management Blog (LMB) contribute to the language learning process. The samples of the study consisted of 14 ESL students studying at a local university in Malaysia. The researchers used the Response Analysis Tool (REAT) as a research instrument and data were analysed qualitatively through content analysis. The results of the study showed that the ESL students made use of meaningful interaction among them in LMB forum and improved their language learning. In addition, the findings of the study revealed that the students were eager to get involved in online interactions and develop different language skills and language patterns as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-256
Number of pages16
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

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Keywords

  • E-learning environment
  • ESL
  • Interaction
  • Learning management blog

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
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A case study of blog-based language learning : An investigation into ESL learners' interaction. / Zarei, N.; Hussin, Supyan.

In: Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.03.2016, p. 241-256.

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