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ERIC Number: ED557340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: 978-989-8533-30-2
Mobile-Assisted Second Language Learning: Developing a Learner-Centered Framework
Leow, Choy Khim; Yahaya, Wan Ahmad Jaafar Wan; Samsudin, Zarina
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conferences on Education Technologies (ICEduTech) and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) (New Tapei City, Taiwan, Dec 10-12, 2014)
The Mobile Assisted Language Learning concept has offered infinite language learning opportunities since its inception 20 years ago. Second Language Acquisition however embraces a considerably different body of knowledge from first language learning. While technological advances have optimized the psycholinguistic environment for language learning, this study narrows the discussion into developing a conceptual framework for Mobile Assisted Second Language Learning (MASLL). It is a logical and analytical concept developed from empirical theories and principles for Second Language mobile learning environments. Second Language Acquisition Theories, Model of Working Memory and Dual Coding Theory are the underlying learning theories for second language acquisition; Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning and FRAME Model on the other hand guide the design principles for mobile learning environments. Interest in MASLL derived from the preliminary investigation which highlighted low performance in oral communicative skills among learners of Chinese as a foreign language due to the lack of interactive environments. As such, a mobile chat room which follows this framework is briefly discussed to better inform the concept of MASLL. [For the complete proceedings, see ED557181.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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