Teaching English Online Using Platforms Such As Whatsapp, Facebook and Youtube at the University of Guayaquil


  • Pedro Wilfrido Alvarado-Andino, Ginger Cecilia Navarrete-Mendieta, Alejandra Elizabeth García-Suarez, Olga Marisol Bravo-Santos, Mariana Marisol Briones-Zambrano, Guido Homero Poveda-Burgos


A documentary review was carried out on the production and publication of research papers on the study of the variable Teaching English online using social networking platforms in Latin America. The purpose of the bibliometric analysis proposed in this document is to know the main characteristics of the volume of publications registered in Scopus database during the period 2016-2021 in Latin American countries, achieving the identification of 46 publications. The information provided by said platform was organized by means of graphs and figures categorizing the information by Year of Publication, Country of Origin, Area of Knowledge and Type of Publication. Once these characteristics were described, the position of different authors regarding the proposed topic was referenced through a qualitative analysis. Among the main findings of this research, Brazil, with 19 publications, is the Latin American country with the highest production. The area of knowledge that made the greatest contribution to the construction of bibliographic material related to the study of online English language teaching using social networking platforms was computer science with 31 published documents, and the type of publication that was most used during the period mentioned above was the conference proceedings, representing 48% of the total scientific production.