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ERIC Number: ED564170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Exploring Mobile Apps for English Language Teaching and Learning
Zou, Bin; Li, Jiaying, Paper presented at the 2015 EUROCALL Conference (22nd, Padova, Italy, Aug 26-29, 2015)
Many recent studies have shown that mobile learning can provide potential possibilities for foreign language learners to practice language skills on their smart mobile phones and tablet PCs (e.g. Chang & Hsu, 2011; Egbert, Akasha, Huff, & Lee, 2011; Hoven & Palalas, 2011; Stockwell, 2010). A number of apps have been created and used for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learning. However, few studies have given effective examples of tasks for mobile learning. The majority of the existing apps have not yet been very pedagogically useful, due to the possible knowledge gap between the app developers and language teachers (Sweeney & Moore, 2012). Therefore, this study aimed to investigate how mobile apps can be integrated into English language teaching and learning and what sorts of tasks can be employed to enhance learners' EFL learning. A class app was created by the researchers and integrated into English teaching and learning in and out of class. Questionnaires and interviews were conducted so as to explore students' perceptions about the app. The results indicated that mobile learning can be adopted in English lessons and students' self-study. The app which provided sources related to lessons offered extra support to students to practice English in and after class. Participating students expressed positive attitude towards mobile learning. [For full proceedings, see ED564162.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China