Utilizing YouTube to Enhance English Speaking Skill: EFL Tertiary Students’ Practices and Perceptions
Keywords:English speaking skill, YouTube, EFL tertiary students, perceptions, practices
In the 4.0 era, social media are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. For better learning, one way is to utilize these platforms, one of which is YouTube. This study aims to investigate the practices and perceptions of EFL university students who use the YouTube platform to boost their English-speaking skills. The study included a total of 106 EFL university students from various classes in different academic school years. The research used a questionnaire and a semi-structured interview as instruments to collect quantitative and qualitative data and determine the level of perceptions and practices. The findings reveal that EFL tertiary students can improve their English speaking skills when learning with the YouTube platform. The results also show that students recognized YouTube as a helpful tool in the learning process when they needed to practice and improve their speaking skills. Based on the study's findings, the researchers suggest that EFL students use the YouTube platform to improve their speaking skills. Following this, there are some recommendations for further research into YouTube platform utilization.
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