Teachers’ Use of Facebook Motivating Vietnamese Students to Improve Their English Language Learning

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van Rensburg, Henriette and La Thanh, Triet. 2017. "Teachers’ Use of Facebook Motivating Vietnamese Students to Improve Their English Language Learning ." Murphy, Angela, Farley, Helen, Dyson, Laurel and Jones, Hazel (ed.) Mobile learning in higher education in the Asia-Pacific region: harnessing trends and challenges orthodoxies. Singapore. Springer. pp. 359-375
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Teachers’ Use of Facebook Motivating Vietnamese Students to Improve Their English Language Learning

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ERA Publisher ID3337
Book TitleMobile learning in higher education in the Asia-Pacific region: harnessing trends and challenges orthodoxies
Authorsvan Rensburg, Henriette (Author) and La Thanh, Triet (Author)
EditorsMurphy, Angela, Farley, Helen, Dyson, Laurel and Jones, Hazel
Page Range359-375
SeriesEducation in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Chapter Number18
Number of Pages17
Year2017
PublisherSpringer
Place of PublicationSingapore
ISBN9789811049439
9789811049446
ISSN1573-5397
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4944-6_18
Web Address (URL)https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-10-4944-6_18
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At the Ho Chi Minh University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology (HUFLIT) in Vietnam, students must enrol in eight intensive compulsory English courses (2 credits, equal to 30 hours per course) as required by their program. The National Language Project (2012-2020) uses the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) as a framework of reference; and also requires all English second language teachers in Vietnam to reach an English level proficiency of B2 as indicated by the CEFR for primary and lower secondary school teachers; and CEFR C1 for upper secondary, high school teachers. As part of the National Language Project, blended learning was introduced to modernising language teaching, but unfortunately, the learning outcomes were not as positive as expected. The researchers introduced a social networking site, Facebook for language learning in an effort to improve learning motivation through mobile learning. This study is underpinned by Malcolm Knowles’ (1984) principles of andragogy as the science of adult learning. During the course, the researcher observed and examined participants’ learning participation and attitude using data collected by both qualitative and quantitative methods. This case study demonstrated that learning connections made through mobile learning, and virtual learning environments could have a positive effect on learning outcomes, and also increase students’ motivation as well as a sense of community.

KeywordsFacebook, Vietnamese, motivating, English language learning
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390405. Educational technology and computing
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Vietnam National University, Vietnam
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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