—English instructors in tertiary level in Thailand
usually encounter with large classes with mixed-ability students
in their classroom. Time constraints in the classroom also limit
the activities to provide an opportunity for students to practice
their lessons. Therefore, this paper attempts to investigate the
use of Facebook as a learning tool outside the classroom for
English classes. The subjects were 158 undergraduate students
studying Foundation English I which is a compulsory general
course for undergraduates at Kasetsart University Si Racha
Campus in Chon Buri province, Thailand. The subjects were
divided into two groups: 78 students majoring in engineering
were in Group 1 and 80 students majoring in economics were in
Group 2. The experiment started after formative test and it
lasted seven weeks. Teachers posted questions twice a week and
students allowed two weeks to do exercises. At the end of the
courses, close-ended and open-ended questionnaires were
distributed to students. The results showed that Facebook may
be used as a learning tool outside English classroom. It could
help promote motivation and attitudes to learn English as well as
it can encourage the interaction between teachers and students.
—English as a foreign language (EFL), Facebook
and fundamental English, social network.
Piyada Low is with the Faculty of Management Sciences, Kasetsart
University, Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rinda Warawudhi is with the Department of Western Languages,
Burapha University, Thailand (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Piyada Low and Rinda Warawudhi, "Undergraduates' Attitudes toward the Use of Facebook in Fundamental English Course," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 12, pp. 934-939, 2016.