Social Media and its effects on the Foreign Language Curriculum
by Justine Kum
Category: Social Sciences
Abstract – Learning a new language requires time, patience, and persistence. It is certainly not easy for many students. As Computer-Assisted Language Learning starts developing overtime through backgrounds such as social media, both benefits and problems arise surrounding the question on whether applying social media in an education curriculum would be useful. Overall, although useful, due to the inaccuracies portrayed in ‘textese’, social media seems to be more powerful for intermediate and advanced learners who want better cultural understanding rather than for teaching beginners who have to know standard ‘rules’ of a new language in a more formal setting.