Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information Technologies in Education and Learning

Conception of an SNS App for EFL learning in China Based on a Questionnaire Survey

Authors
Jun Ge, Caiping Xiong, Yue Zhang
Corresponding Author
Jun Ge
Available Online March 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icitel-15.2016.5How to use a DOI?
Keywords
SNS; EFL; ICT; WTC
Abstract

SNSs have been widely used in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learning world-wide. In China, QQ, a very popular SNS, has also been widely used for EFL learning. However, there are some problems regarding the use of QQ in this field. This paper presents a study which tried to find out those problems through a questionnaire survey. Results showed that problems did exist from the perspectives of organization, manner, content and participant of discussion. Based on the identified problems, the study proposed a conception of an SNS app for EFL learning and illustrated how it worked and what its features were. As expected, this app is to help EFL learners practice more by facilitating meaningful communications in English, and thus improve their EFL skills.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information Technologies in Education and Learning
Series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
March 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-168-1
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icitel-15.2016.5How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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