© 2013

Social Networking for Language Education

  • Marie-Noëlle Lamy
  • Katerina Zourou

Part of the New Language Learning and Teaching Environments book series (NLLTE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Katerina Zourou, Marie-Noëlle Lamy
      Pages 1-7
  3. The Wider Ecology of Language Learning with SNS

  4. Pedagogies and Practitioners

  5. Learning Benefits and Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Min Liu, Matthew K. Evans, Elaine Horwitz, Sunjung Lee, Monica McCrory, Jeong-Bin Park et al.
      Pages 137-157
  6. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Marie-Noëlle Lamy, François Mangenot
      Pages 197-213
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 214-237

About this book


Social networking is now one of the ways in which anyone can set out to learn or improve their language skills. This collection brings together different sets of learning experiences and shows that success depends on the wider environment of the learner, the kind of activity the learner engages in and the type of learning priorities he or she has.


Social media language identity SNSS English ESL Language Learning learning second language social media social network social networking

Editors and affiliations

  • Marie-Noëlle Lamy
    • 1
  • Katerina Zourou
    • 2
  1. 1.The Open UniversityUK
  2. 2.Sør-Trøndelag University CollegeTrondheimNorway

About the editors

Thierry Chanier, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France Hsin-I Chen, Tunghai University, Taiwan Cameron Clark, British Council in Singapore Kathryn English, Université Panthéon Assas, Paris II, and the Ecole Polytechnique, France Mathew Evans, University of Texas at Austin, USA Elaine K. Horwitz, University of Texas at Austin, USA Carolin Fuchs, Columbia University, New York, USA Paul Gruba, University of Melbourne, Australia Richard Harrison, Kobe University, Japan Marie-Noëlle Lamy, Open University, UK Sunjung Lee, University of Texas at Austin, USA Meei-Ling Liaw, National Taichung University, Taiwan Chris Lima, Open University, UK Min Liu, University of Texas at Austin, USA. Mathieu Loiseau, LIRIS laboratory in Lyon, France François Mangenot, Grenoble 3 University, France Monica McCrory, University of Texas at Austin, USA Jeong-Bin (Hannah) Park, Austin Community College, USA Claire Meadows Parrish, University of Texas at Austin, USA Jonathon Reinhardt, University of Arizona in Tucson, USA Bill Snyder, Columbia University's Japan Campus in Tokyo, Japan Ciara R. Wigham, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France Katerina Zourou, University of Luxembourg

Bibliographic information


'This collection is an invaluable source of empirical studies for researchers, teachers, and graduate students interested in using social networking tools in language learning and teaching. Thus, the book will be of utmost value for those in search not only of studies that will inform them about recent literature but also of empirical investigations that can be used as a model for future studies.' - Linguist