The Role of Social Media in Improving EFL Learners’ peaking Skill
Social Media have gained much respect and popularity among EFL teachers who are in need to go beyond the traditional methods of teaching which teachers use to accomplish most parts of the job.Traditional classrooms still emphasize on writing and reading at the expense of speaking. The study aimed to findout if there is a positive influence of social media on EFL learners’ speaking skill, explore the learners’ attitudes that develop EFL speaking skill towards using social media, and demonstrate the impact of Social Media on EFL passive learners. The study adopted the descriptive analytical method. A questionnaire was used for data collection. The sample consistsof (30)EFL teachers at secondary level from Wad Medani Locality. The data were analyzed with the statistical package of social sciences (SPSS) programme. As a result of the analysis, the study found that: Learners do not communicate with native speakers in order to develop their speaking skill; Social media is not implemented as a strategy in teaching oral courses; teachers do not use social media in preparing classroom speaking activities. Based on the findings of the study, it is recommended that: Learners should communicate with native speakers in order to develop their speaking skill, Social Media should be implemented as a strategy in teaching the oral courses, and teachers should be advised to use Social Media in preparing classroom speaking activities.