Learning via Blogging: The ESL/EFL Perspective
- Sanyat SattarAffiliated withDepartment of English, Jahangirnagar University
The use of technology in language learning is not an unfamiliar concept. ‘Weblogs’ or ‘Blogs’ are a type of technological category that allows writing personal journals online that can be published and viewed over the web. Even though blogs are being used for personal, educational, journalistic and commercial purposes worldwide nowadays, it is not a common practice for the non-native English users. This paper shows how blogs can be an effective tool for “English as a Foreign Language”/ “English as a Second Language” (EFL/ESL) users of non-native English speakers in order to improve their English skills. It also explains how blogging not only can help in improving the basic language skills of the blog users, but also in developing their other skills like communicative and critical thinking abilities.
Keywordsblog internet ESL/EFL education learning
- Learning via Blogging: The ESL/EFL Perspective
- Open Access
- Available under Open Access This content is freely available online to anyone, anywhere at any time.
GSTF Journal on Education (JEd)
- Online Date
- January 2016
- Online ISSN
- Global Science and Technology Forum
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- Author Affiliations
- 1. Department of English, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh