Instant Mobile Messaging (WhatsApp) and Teaching Translation: Views Elicited from Saudi Translation Teachers and Students

  •  Mubarak Alkhatnai    


This study investigated the views of Saudi translation teachers and students toward using instant messaging services (such as WhatsApp) in their translation learning and teaching. Using a qualitative research method (content analysis), three teachers’ and 15 students’ utterances were analyzed and the pros and cons of using this type of technology described. While some participants raised technological and instructional pitfalls many also reported educational and social gains. The teachers and the students had different reasons for establishing chat groups and for the possible uses of this technology; however, all agreed it was effective for their teaching and learning. Suggestions for the integration of this technology into Saudi and international translation classes are also given.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1923-869X
  • ISSN(Online): 1923-8703
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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