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dc.contributor.authorHabtemariam, Samuel Dermas
dc.descriptionThis paper was presented at the 10th Edition of the Innovation in Language Learning conference, held November 9-10, 2017, in Florence, Italy.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this era of technology, it is believed that English language learning has been made more accessible and easier for those who are interested to learn it. Part of utilizing today’s technology includes using a smart phone, not only for social communication purposes but also for learning. One of the applications used for learning in this regard is Viber which can be installed on cell phones for people to communicate not only individually but in group. This may be considered as an important tool for language learning, as a cell phone opens a gate for downloading, uploading and storing learning materials and information files.

This study attempts to explore the use of Viber in developing vocabulary skills during group chat among university learners at St. Mary’s University in Ethiopia. Twenty undergraduate students taking ‘Sophomore English Course’ at the University were selected using simple random sampling. Interview and focus group discussion were used to find out if Viber helped them to enhance their vocabulary skills. The findings show that the use of Viber can enable students to develop their vocabulary skills through a lifelong and informal activity, though some words may be spelt incorrectly and the communication could be full of abbreviations and acronyms. The study revealed that university teachers can use this application, in a controlled manner, to help their students improve their vocabulary skills.
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dc.subjectLanguage learningen_US
dc.titleThe Use of Viber in Enhancing the Vocabulary Skills of Ethiopian Undergraduate Students: The Case of St. Mary’s Universityen_US
kusw.kuauthorHabtemariam, Samuel Dermas
kusw.oanotesAdded to KUSW at the request of the author: From: Habtemariam, Samuel Dermas <> Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:02 PM To: Reed, Marianne A. <> Cc: Bolick, Josh <> Subject: Re: Article

Hello Marianne,

Thank you for the posting the article and letting me know. I truly appreciate you. And I was wondering if you post a proceeding article or it has to be a journal article.



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