According to a recent study on English learners, 63% of English learners do not believe that using text speak is damaging their grammar or spelling despite some using it while writing essays and exams.
The survey also discovered that 71% use text speak when texting on phones, 64% use it online and 14% actually use it while speaking out loud.
Moreover, a recent study of primary and secondary school children by researchers at Coventry University found no evidence of any detrimental relationships between use of texting slang and children’s conventional literacy abilities.
Do you use text speak when you text or talk to your friends? Do you think that this is damaging your grammar or spelling? Please share your thoughts!
See more about this survey on the Kaplan’s English for Teenagers Infographic
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