Universiti Putra Malaysia
The use of technology in the learning of foreign languages nowadays has become a need that is both important and fun. The advent of the internet has made it very convenient for learners to share and create language learning content. Therefore, this paper will discuss the use of blogs as a new and innovative method in the process of teaching and learning Spanish as a foreign language. Jean Piaget’s Cognitive theory approach (1952) will be applied to observe learners’ cognitive level in creating blogs and to identify learners’ writing skills in Spanish. Five blogs will be examined in this research, focusing on the peformance in writing basic sentences in Spanish. In these blogs, learners will apply the writing skills they have obtained in class to the blogs the create. The findings from this research do not only highlight the learners’ thinking skills in creating the blogs but also, the researchers have also observed that their basic writing skills have improved. Therefore, this research has given a new dimension in diversifying the teaching and learning approach to learning Spanish as a foreign language.
Blogs, Spanish, Cognitive, Writing Skills