Integrating Facebook as a Platform of Discussion Among ESL Learners in International School

  • Belvinna Kaur Ajaib Singh Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Azlina Abdul Aziz Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Keywords: Facebook, ESL Learners, Discussion, Multimodality

Abstract

This paper presents a systematic literature review of relevant published studies on integrating Facebook as a platform of discussion in the ESL classroom. The published studies are taken from the year of 2011 to 2019. The systematic literature review gives an overview about the positive impact of using Facebook as a platform of discussion for the ESL learners and the benefits of applying multimodality in teaching the ESL learners. The paper also investigates the challenges faced in integrating Facebook into the teaching and learning. The results of most published papers indicate that learners and educators are comfortable with the presence of Facebook as a platform of discussion and provides a positive feedback for the future ESL learners and educators to implement Facebook. The past studies indicate that Facebook plays a role in motivating the learners and promotes blended learning in improving the learner’s English language skills. The past studies also specify the challenges faced by both learners and educators in using Facebook. The limitations of past related studies and future directions for research were being further discussed.

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Published
2021-04-08
How to Cite
Ajaib Singh, B. K. and Abdul Aziz, A. (2021) “Integrating Facebook as a Platform of Discussion Among ESL Learners in International School”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 6(4), pp. 287 - 296. doi: https://doi.org/10.47405/mjssh.v6i4.767.
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