THE STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF THE USE OF WHATSAPP IN LEARNING SEMANTICS
This research was conducted to determine students' perceptions of using WhatsApp in semantics learning experienced by Serambi Mekkah English Education Students. That is, too to see how much impact the use of WhatsApp has on studying semantics. Therefore, the research design of this research is descriptive qualitative. Researcher 12 English students were selected, five boys and seven girls who had studied the semantics of using WhatsApp. This study uses semi-structured interviews to collect data to obtain more in-depth information needed for this research. The results of this study show that the use of WhatsApp among English Language Education students is a mostly positive effect on them solving problems in solving semantics learning using the WhatsApp application. It can be seen from some of the answers from the participants in this study. In this study, the author found various factors faced by students to study semantics in using WhatsApp such as; the difficulty of learning can be understood when using WhatsApp, the difficulty of students managing time, the lack of direct discussions, and the difficulty of accessing the network. The use of WhatsApp in studying semantics has been completed. Students find it easier to deal with the various factors they get in studying semantics by using WhatsApp.
Keywords: perception, WhatsApp, semantics, online learning