IDIOM ON THE MOVE: MOBILE AN UBIQUITOUS TECHNOLOGY FOR LEARNING IDIOMS
University of Applied Science & Technology - Art & Culture (IRAN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) is experiencing rapid evolution. Mobile is a technology that is accessible anytime and anywhere. This capability of mobile lets learning happen beyond the realm of classroom walls. The purpose of this paper was to investigate the effectiveness of mobile phones on learning idiom. The study was a supplementary program of a reading course. The participants of the study were 20 EFL learners majoring ELT. A mixed method approach including both quantitative and qualitative was used in this study. The quantitative part consisted of a pre-test/ post- test design and the qualitative data was gathered by a questionnaire. Analyses of quantitative data revealed that mobile could help learners in learning idioms. Data gathered by questionnaire supported this finding. All participants showed positive reflect about learning idioms by mobile.
Keywords: Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL), technology, EFL learners.