Using TikTok as a Tool for English Vocabulary Learning in the EFL Context

  •  Nadyah Rida Alshreef    
  •  Hanadi Abdulrahman Khadawardi    


One of the most crucial components of studying a language is learning its vocabulary. Without sufficient vocabulary, communication becomes problematic. However, research shows that Saudi Arabian university students have a small English vocabulary size. Many technological tools exist in the literature for increasing students’ vocabulary size, including TikTok videos. TikTok has become one of the most popular social media platforms for producing and sharing videos. Because students’ perception of tools used in the classroom determine the tools’ success, investigating their perception of using TikTok videos for English vocabulary learning is essential. In this study, a quantitative research design was used to investigate students’ perception toward using TikTok as an English vocabulary learning tool in the EFL context. A descriptive quantitative methodology was adopted to analyze data from 115 female students at King Abdulaziz University. According to the findings, most students have a positive perception toward the use of TikTok videos as a vocabulary learning tool. These findings suggest that TikTok videos can be used to increase students’ English vocabulary size. The current study proposes an alternative pedagogical means for teaching English vocabulary to language teachers who want to help their students expand and develop their vocabulary.

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