Utilizing YouTube to Enhance English Speaking Skill: EFL Tertiary Students’ Practices and Perceptions





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.

Author Biographies

Truong Ngoc Khanh Van, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Van Ngoc Khanh Truong is an undergraduate at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. She is majoring in English teaching. She is interested in conducting research related to utilizing social media to enhance her English skills.

Le Quang Thao, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Thao Quang Le holds a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from Curtin University. He has ten years of English-teaching experience. He is now a lecturer in the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He has been giving classes on four English language skills and teaching courses in such English linguistic components as phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. Conducting studies into L1 instructions in L2 classrooms and on language assessment is his particular interest.


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How to Cite

Truong, N. K. V., & Le, Q. T. (2022). Utilizing YouTube to Enhance English Speaking Skill: EFL Tertiary Students’ Practices and Perceptions. AsiaCALL Online Journal, 13(4), 7-31. https://doi.org/10.54855/acoj.221342