عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
This research occurred to determine the effect of virtual social networks usage on the students' English language learning. The method of research is Quasi-experimental and the pre-test and post-test with the control group was used. The research community includes all English language students between 14-18 years old of Sari English language institutes. The sample size of this research is 30 students. We divided them in two groups. There were 15 students in control group and 15 students in experimental group. The selection of this sample size was done by purposive sampling. We taught to experimental group by using Skype as a virtual social network and taught to control group commonly and without virtual social network. We used the standard questions of Interchange book for collecting the information. The experts have confirmed the validity and its reliability has been proved by the applying of test-retest method. To evaluate the research hypothesis the multivariate analysis of covariance has been used. This research finding showed that teaching by virtual social networks has a considerable positive effect on three language skills: listening, speaking and reading. As the tests have been conducted, the experimental group students achieved better scores. However, there was not any significant difference about the effect of virtual social networks on writing skill. Generally, using of virtual social network has a significant effect on students' English language learning.