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ID : 366
Original submission :
Title : Barriers to the Integration of Facebook Groups in Speaking Skill: A Case-study
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

Facebook has emerged as a prominent social network among the Vietnamese youth, surpassing any other kinds of social networks. It is potential to be effective in improving oral communication skill, especially their fluency; however, scant attention has been paid to the use of Facebook groups for enhancing speaking skill for EFL students. Thus, this study is to find out possible effects and factors that hinder the success of incorporation of Facebook in speaking skill and suggest solutions to cooperate it in the context of credit programme productively. Students at Thuongmai University were asked to join and post their 5-minute-English speech video assignments on their classes' Facebook groups. After the intervention, students answered the Likert-scale questionnaires about the barriers to the successful use of Facebook in practising speaking skill and their level of assignment fulfilment. Data analysed with regression method by SPSS 20. along with the interviews from teachers showed that the major factor is related to students who are anxious in posting their videos. The non-inclusion of ICT usage in the curriculum comes second and teachers' readiness and culture come next. Therefore, the stakeholders should find ways to lessen students anxiety, and augment curricula with ICT usage.

Keywords : social networks, Facebook, speaking barriers, credit programme
Conference theme : Application of technology to the language classroom
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Main presenter : Phuong Pham Thi
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Affiliation : Thuongmai University (Hanoi, Vietnam)
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Biography :

I am a teacher of English at Thuongmai University. I have more than 10 years experience in teaching English to non-native speakers. My interest has long been the theories and methodologies in language teaching.

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Date added : Friday, 15 March 2019, 12:02 AM [JST]
Date modified : Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 9:10 AM [JST]
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 260-P
Schedule day : Aug 9th (Fri)
Schedule time : 16: 55 - 17: 20
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : B102
Schedule room seats : 40 seats
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