Learning / Teaching English as a Second Language in the Information Age: A Study on the Influences of New Media on Swedish Students in the English Classroom
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The tools that we have developed, namely the Internet, online games, and social networks, have drastically changed the world we live in. Furthermore, after years of studies, discussions and research, it has been concluded that English as a Second Language study is an important tool for the mediation and proliferation of information across the globe. The aim of this study is to combine the models of Sociocultural Theory, Interaction Hypothesis and Connectivism to provide insight about the use of ‘new media’ by English as a Second Language (ESL) students and the potential of its use in the ESL classroom in Sweden. However, its applications can also be used in countries with second language curriculums similar to Sweden.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 55 p.
New Media, English as a Second Language, Second Language Acquisition, Sweden
Languages and Literature
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-19055Archive number: EN1:1/2015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-19055DiVA: diva2:791452
Subject / course
English language education
Education – upper secondary school
Cananau, Iulian, Universitetslektor
Mårdberg, Maria, Universitetslektor