Abstract

Language acquisition in the digital realm is currently being explored by members of the second language acquisition community. Social networks in particular are well suited to provide the modern language learner and educator with collaborative tools. This study explores the potential of the Facebook group utility in assisting university language learners from a variety of language proficiency levels in their language learning endeavors. Participants represented four different Spanish classes at the university level. The results of the study indicate that resource sharing, student collaboration, and continuous learning are among the more fascinating benefits for pedagogical exchange in the selected common digital space.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Humanities; Spanish and Portuguese

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http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

2012-07-02

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd5398

Keywords

web 2.0 technology, foreign language learning, social network, Facebook

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