ESL Students feedback on the use of blogs for language learning

Nadrah Abu Bakar, and Hafizah Latif, and Azizah Ya’acob, (2010) ESL Students feedback on the use of blogs for language learning. 3L; Language,Linguistics and Literature,The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies., 16 (1). pp. 120-141. ISSN 0128-5157


Official URL:


The proliferation of the information and communication technology has provided university educators and e-learning practitioners with the technological tools that can be implemented as pedagogical instruments in the classrooms. This paper provides an account of how the blog was integrated as a pedagogical tool in the ESL classrooms and reports on the students’ feedback and perception on the use of this social medium to enhance their L2 learning. Data was collected via a survey questionnaire involving a selected cohort of low proficiency ESL students at tertiary level. Using the proposed framework, the students carried out several stages of the blogging activities embedded in the English for Social Sciences Course that they were taking at the end of which the questionnaire was administered. Analysis of data in the main indicated positive responses from the students regarding the use of blogs in L2 their learning activities. They perceived that the use of blog had generally enhanced their L2 skills such as reading and writing,developed their self-confidence, improved their communication skills and reduced their anxiety when learning and using the language among their peers. The paper ends by highlighting the benefits that can be gained as a result of the implementation of the weblog in language learning classrooms.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Virtual Learning; blogs; ESL; language learning; e-learning
Journal:3L ; Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature
ID Code:1030
Deposited By: Mr Azam
Deposited On:09 May 2011 04:25
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:28

Repository Staff Only: item control page