“MY BODY IS NOT DELICIOUS”: LEARNED ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS THROUGH INSTAGRAM
Social media has recently merged into individuals' lives. It has enabled people to access information, interact with communities, find entertainment, share experiences, and learn. This paper aimed at examining the pedagogical features of Kampung Inggris LC, one of the successful English language courses in Indonesia, to reveal the English expressions and language functions covered in its posts on Instagram. This study employed descriptive qualitative research. A total of ten reel videos were identified and categorized according to the types of language functions and were analyzed using critical discourse analysis. A total of five comments from the followers posted on the Instagram account were also collected and investigated using the appraisal analysis. This study revealed that the benefits of utilizing social media in second language acquisition are significant. Based on the findings of the study, a lot of this account's followers offered favorable comments when they saw postings from Kampung Inggris LC about how to use digital platforms to enhance their English skill. As a result, prior preparation is essential while using social media to learn English.
Keywords: language function, English expressions, online informal learning, social media, Instagram