Investigating Gen Z students’ perceptions on the use of Instagram to improve vocabulary

Muhammad Sandy Al Fath, Aris Sugianto

Abstract


This study was aimed at knowing Gen Z students’ perceptions in using Instagram as their learning environment platform to improve their vocabulary. Gen Z students as the foreign land generation need more attention and understanding. They have others convenience environment of learning English language. The research design was looked at by the case study research method. The total of the sample were 9 students in MAN KOTA Palangka Raya at X Mipa 2, XI Bahasa, and XII Mipa 6. The instruments of collecting data were used questionnaires, Interview, and Observation. The data were analyzed by combining the three instrument finding. The results finding covered: 1) Instagram was included as the part of their learning style, which was called by Edutainment. Instagram was claimed by Gen Z students as the part of their learning styles. It has made them feeling comfortable in learning English through Instagram. The students thought if the process of following some accounts has produced some input from every English creator contents’ posting. (2) Gen Z students were preferred using English video content to others media in Instagram. It was also found that Instagram was considered an interesting English vocabulary input.


Keywords


Gen Z; Instagram; vocabulary improving

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