Social Media Tools for Informal Language Learning: A Comprehensive Theoretical Framework

  •  Che Wan Ida Rahimah Bt. Che Wan Ibrahim    


This article offers a conceptual framework for social media applications that provides efficient support for a daily informal language learning experience. It proposes the multiple lenses of sociocultural theories as conceptual and interpretive tools, to capture the complexity and the fine-grained types of activities of these learner-users’ sociocultural experiences in informal English as a Second Language learning via social media at residential college of Malaysian universities. These theories focus not only on the development of individual language learner’s cognitive development but also on the overall development of learners. The proposed framework provides forward technology support for the successful design of the future language informal learning.

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