Social Network Sites as ESL/EFL Learning and Teaching Tools: A Critical Review

Sulaiman Alnujaidi


This study analyzed the educational and instructional implications of Social Network Sites (SNS) in the ESL/EFL teaching and learning context. SNS's definition, types, classifications, features, positive and negative aspects, their educational implications as well as their limitations and challenges in the ESL/EFL classroom settings are identified and discussed in order to better utilize and integrate their innovative aspects into the language teaching and learning practices.



Social Networking Sites (SNS), English as a Second Language (ESL), English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Second Language (L2)

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