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Using Twitter in EFL education

Cathrine-Mette (Trine) Mork1

1 Tama University, JAPAN trine_mork@tama.ac.jp

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v5n3.85


Abstract

For those who have been less tuned-in to Internet developments, Twitter (http://twitter.com) is the much-hyped phenomenon that is becoming increasingly widespread on blogs and websites all over cyberspace. It is represented by a little blue bird, which beckons viewers to °ßfollow°® site owners by clicking on it. Twitter users need not have a regular blog or website to use it, though; it can be used as a stand-alone communication system. This paper will give an overview of the main advantages of using Twitter for EFL, give some guidelines for teachers and students for getting started, and offer a list of activities for which Twitter can be used. Less pedagogical uses will also be outlined, as well as the broader, positive implications of using this microblogging application.



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Mork, C.-M. (2009). Using Twitter in EFL education. The JALT CALL Journal, 5(3), 41–56. https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v5n3.85


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