ESL Teachers’ Perceptions towards the Use of Facebook in Teaching Literature for Secondary Schools

  • Logenthini Mariappan Faculty of Languages and Communication Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) Tanjong Malim, Perak Malaysia
  • Abdul Ghani Abu Faculty of Languages and Communication Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) Tanjong Malim, Perak Malaysia
  • Ainon Omar Faculty of Languages and Communication Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) Tanjong Malim, Perak Malaysia
Keywords: Facebook, Teaching, Literature, Perception, Social Networking Sites

Abstract

School-based print texts and didactic teaching appear slow and unexciting, thus there is a need to integrate social networking sites in the teaching and learning process. Facebook is one of the social networking sites that has captured the attention of educators in language teaching and learning. The use of Facebook in teaching Literature is beneficial and gives teachers the chance to improve teaching via a lively classroom. This study surveyed the perceptions of secondary school teachers on the use of Facebook in teaching literature. A 30-item questionnaire was administered to 100 secondary school teachers in Malaysia. The teachers from 10 states were involved in this study and they are currently teaching English language in secondary schools in Malaysia. The findings indicated that teachers found Facebook as the most useful aspect of Internet in teaching literature and they prefer to use Facebook as a teaching tool compared to the classroom blackboard. This study recommends the use of Facebook as a Literature teaching tool in secondary schools.

 

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Published
2018-11-22
How to Cite
Mariappan, L., Abu, A. G., & Omar, A. (2018). ESL Teachers’ Perceptions towards the Use of Facebook in Teaching Literature for Secondary Schools. AJELP: The Asian Journal of English Language and Pedagogy, 6, 11-21. Retrieved from http://ojs.upsi.edu.my/index.php/AJELP/article/view/1278