Implementing blogs as a learning tool in Asian EFL/ESL learning context
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CitationMutmainna , M. (2016). Implementing blogs as a learning tool in Asian EFL/ESL learning context. BRAC University Journal, 11(01), 27–35.
“Weblogs” or “Blogs” is a type of technology that allows writing personal journals online that can be published and viewed over the web. Even though blogs are being used for personal, educational, journalistic and commercial purposes worldwide, it is not a common practice among the non-native English users in Asia. This paper points out that a blog can be an effective tool for EFL/ESL users of Asia for improving their English skills. It also explains how blogging not only helps in improving the basic language skills of the blog users but also develops other skills of EFL/ESL users like communicative and critical thinking abilities. The purpose of this paper is to find out to what extent blogging can help improve English language skills. It suggests that the integration of blogs into EFL/ESL learning process can motivate and influence the learners in learning the language. The paper concludes with recommendations for implementing blogging as a useful tool for EFL/ESL learners and teachers.