social and human sciences review مجلة العلوم الاجتماعية والانسانية
Volume 22, Numéro 2, Pages 973-986

Teachers' Attitudes Toward The The Integration Of The Virtual World Of Second Life (sl) Into The Esp Classroom: The Case Of English For Tourism Purposes Teachers

Authors : Zeghouani Somia . Maouche Salima .


This study aims to investigate teachers’ attitudes toward the integration of the Virtual World of Second Life (SL) in English for Tourism Purposes (ETP) teaching. This research paper strives also to find out whether Second Life is integrated into the ETP classroom or not. To this end, a questionnaire was distributed to eight teachers of English for Tourism from three Tourism and Hospitality institutes located in Algeria. The findings revealed that teachers have positive attitudes towards the use of Second Life and they need to be trained on how to integrate it into their teaching. In addition, teachers do not use the Virtual World of Second Life in their classes. Moreover, gender, age, and educational level do not influence teachers’ attitudes toward Second Life integration into English for tourism teaching. The study furnished a clear call for the incorporation of Second Life into ESP teaching and learning.


ETP ; ESP ; Teachers' Attitudes ; Virtual World of Second Life