The Impact of a Facebook Group on Social Climate in English Lessons: Insights from University Students

Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Research in Social Sciences

Year: 2019

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The Impact of a Facebook Group on Social Climate in English Lessons: Insights from University Students

Mgr. Juraj Datko, PhD.

 

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Since social climate has an impact on students’ performance, establishing and maintaining optimal social relationships is crucial. The author wanted to contribute to positive social climate in his English classes by implementing a Facebook group. The paper studies how incorporating this informal alternative to traditional learning management systems into the foreign language education process influenced students-student and student-teacher social relationships. Our two-semester-long case study research uses interview and diary data from thirty-four undergraduates. The results indicate that the mentioned tool has positive influence on the development of social relationships.

Keywords : social climate, Facebook group, English for academic purposes, case study

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Mgr. Juraj Datko

Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra -Faculty of Education, Department of Language Pedagogy and Intercultural Studies, Slovakia

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