Instagram as a Media to Foster EFL Students’ English Writing Skill

Mursyidah Saleh(1*), Maemuna Muhayyang(2),

(1) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(2) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(*) Corresponding Author




DOI: https://doi.org/10.26858/eltww.v8i2.22588

Abstract


The rapid development of technology encourages educators to create interesting learning methods that are attractive to students. Using Instagram as the learning medium in teaching, this research aimed to find out students’ writing skills improvement and their perception after being taught using Instagram. This research used a mixed-method design to analyze the students’ writing improvement and perception of the use of Instagram. To collect data, the researcher carried out a pretest and posttest of one class pre-experiment with 25 students and a semi-structured interview of ten participants who got the significant posttest writing improvement. Statistical findings revealed the students’ result of the posttest was higher than pretest, the data shows that the Significance (2-tailed) value is smaller than 0.05. It means statistically there is a significant difference between students’ pretest and posttest results. This was supported by the semi-structured interview on which the result shows the students’ perceptions of the use of Instagram as a learning medium were mostly positive. The findings of this research are relevant to the development of English Language Teaching, particularly to create interesting learning strategies that are attractive to students.


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writing skill; Instagram; learning medium; students’ perception

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