International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

The Relationship between EFL Learners’ Perception of Social Media Platforms and English Language Proficiency
Maryam Alghamdi, Mona Sabir

Young people use social media not only as platforms forsocializing but alsoas mediation tools for learning, including English language learning. This study investigated Saudi English learners’ perceptions of using social media platforms in language learning and exploredthe relationship between these learners’ perceptions of social media platforms and their English language proficiency level. Twenty-four Saudi female participants took an online questionnaire and the Oxford Quick Placement Test. The results of the questionnaire indicatedthat the participants have positive perceptions of the use of social medial platformsand that Twitter is the most commonly used platform. The study further reveals that learners use social media platforms to enhance their speaking and writing skills. However, the statistical analysis shows no correlation between students’ perception of social media platforms and English language proficiency level. Therefore, the researchers call for social media-assisted classrooms to enhance language learning and engage students during instruction.

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