Year 2021, Volume 22 , Issue 3, Pages 293 - 309 2021-07-01

ENHANCING VOCABULARY KNOWLEDGE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL EFL STUDENTS BY USING FACEBOOK

Majida Ibrahim MUKHLIF [1] , Ala’a Ismael CHALLOB [2]


This study attempted to compare the effectiveness of employing Facebook and traditional instruction in improving Iraqi EFL secondary school students’ vocabulary knowledge. The factors that positively and negatively affect the EFL students’ vocabulary learning were also investigated. The study employed a quasi- experimental design with two groups; the control and the experimental groups. In the control group, thirty-six students were taught English vocabularies via the in-class conventional method, and the experimental group which consisted of another thirty-six students were taught using Facebook as an Online Learning Platform (FOLP) to enhance their knowledge of English vocabularies. A mix of quantitative and qualitative research methodology was used where triangulation of pretest, posttest, semi-structured interview and observation were used. Results showed that FOLP was more effective than traditional instruction in improving EFL students’ vocabulary knowledge. In addition, results indicated that a variety of teaching techniques, effective group work, immediate feedback, and autonomous learning opportunities are factors that positively affect students’ learning of English vocabularies. Moreover, students perceived that domination of the good students of the discussion, technical problems, and social loafing are the factors that negatively affect their learning of English vocabularies. The results confirmed the liability of using Facebook in broader contexts.
English vocabulary knowledge, facebook, secondary school, EFL students.
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Majida Ibrahim MUKHLIF (Primary Author)
Institution: Ministry of Education General Directorate of Education in Al-Anbar Anbar, IRAQ
Country: Iraq


Author: Ala’a Ismael CHALLOB
Institution: College of Education for Humanities University Of Anbar Anbar, IRAQ
Country: Iraq


Dates

Application Date : August 4, 2020
Acceptance Date : July 24, 2021
Publication Date : July 1, 2021

APA Mukhlıf, M , Challob, A . (2021). ENHANCING VOCABULARY KNOWLEDGE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL EFL STUDENTS BY USING FACEBOOK . Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 22 (3) , 293-309 . DOI: 10.17718/tojde.961852