Social media for improving the students’ vocabulary mastery in ESP Maritime English

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(1) * Dyah Ratnaningsih   
Universitas Negeri Surabaya

(2)  Oikurema Purwati   
Universitas Negeri Surabaya

(3)  Ahmad Munir   
Universitas Negeri Surabaya

(*) Corresponding Author


The ever-expanding globalization era brings with it a host of new developments in people's lives, including
methods of learning, especially when it comes to increasing vocabulary in English, the universal language of communication. Economic issues are greatly impacted by globalization; as a result, trade between countries is
growing quickly, and shipping is the most suitable means of transportation. Consequently, there is a growing need for proficient sailors who speak English, especially maritime English, in order to demonstrate clear communication and reduce accidents brought on by miscommunications between crew members and ships. For students in maritime schools, learning Maritime English (ME) terminology is a prerequisite to developing proper communication skills. Social media is one of the teaching strategies used with students at the maritime academy.
  • The effectiveness of social media in improving the students’ maritime English
    vocabulary in ESP Maritime English.

  • Several social media such as YouTube, Instagram and Facebook related to
    maritime always share the useful knowledge and current issues in global
    maritime world.

  •  The social media related to the certain studies are suggested to be followed by
    the learners to improve their knowledge and skills.



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Ratnaningsih, D., Purwati, O., & Munir, A. (2024). Social media for improving the students’ vocabulary mastery in ESP Maritime English. JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), 9(1), 97-103.
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Dyah Ratnaningsih, Universitas Negeri Surabaya

Dyah Ratnaningsih is a student in the Doctoral Study Program of Language and Literature, Language and Arts Faculty in Universitas Negeri Surabaya. She has obtained Master in English Language Education from Universitas Katolik Widya Mandala Surabaya. She also teaches English in Politeknik Pelayaran Surabaya. In this
polytechnic, not only English in general which is taught but also the English for the Specific Purposes (ESP) which is the Maritime English. Her research interest is the ESP Maritime English. The specific terminologies in maritime English lead her to conduct various research in order to improve the maritime English learners’
communication skills because the sufficient knowledge of these skills may assist the greater safety of life at sea. 

Oikurema Purwati, Universitas Negeri Surabaya

Dr. Oikurema Purwati, EngGradDip., M.AppL is a lecturer in the Doctoral Study Program of Language and Literature, Language and Arts Faculty in Universitas Negeri Surabaya. She has gained the Master in Applied Linguistics from Northern Territory University and Doctoral in English Language Education from Universitas Negeri Malang. 

Ahmad Munir, Universitas Negeri Surabaya

Ahmad Munir is an associate professor of English teacher education at Universitas Negeri Surabaya. He has obtained Master and PhD from Monash University in English language education. His research interests include English teacher education, theorizing practice, personal practical theory, English language skills and
classroom discourse. He is currently the coordinator of Master Program in English language education at Universitas Negeri Surabaya.


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