Using Web 2.0 to Design Meaningful Language Learning Environments

  • Jiuguang Feng Towson University
Keywords: Higher Education, Web 2.0, Language Education


This article reports on an exploratory study that examines how social networks can be used inforeign language teaching and learning. Qualitative data including interviews, online observations, and students' responses to open-ended survey questions was collected. The data suggests that there are both advantages and challenges associated with using social network technology in foreign language learning. Students also expressed concerns about privacy and other related issues when Web 2 .0 is used in foreign language teaching.