TILIZING VLOG TO PROMOTE STUDENTS‟ ENGLISH AND DIGITAL LITERACIES: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
In this digital era, it is important to equip students with skills that enable them to solve problems and communicate effectively in a digital world. English literacy and digital literacy then become very important for ESP students who will pursue their career in the work industry soon after they graduate. The technology advancement has shifted the concept of literacy, that it is no longer only about read and write on printed papers. For future generations, digital tasks may become part of their daily life. Only those who have good English language skills and the ability to make use of digital sources effectively can survive in the work industry and reach the best career. This paper aims to explore how vlog (video blog) can be utilized in the ESP classroom to develop students‘ English literacy and digital literacy. A teacher‘s experience in utilizing vlog as one of the students‘ task in an ESP classroom in Politeknik Ilmu Pelayaran Semarang will be shared. The experience revealed that the use of vlog could enhance students‘ motivation in understanding their study materials, improve their ability in reading and organizing information. However, in the process of completing the vlog project, both teacher and students might encounter several challenges.