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ERIC Number: EJ1104063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2375-2084
Learning English Vocabulary in a Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) Environment: A Sociocultural Study of Migrant Women
Ahmad, Kham Sila; Sudweeks, Fay; Armarego, Jocelyn
Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning, v11 p25-45 2015
This paper reports on a case study of a group of six non-native English speaking migrant women's experiences learning English vocabulary in a mobile assisted language learning (MALL) environment at a small community centre in Western Australia. A sociocultural approach to learning vocabulary was adopted in designing the MALL lessons that the women undertook. The women provided demographic information, responded to questions in a pre-MALL semi-structured interview, attended the MALL lessons, and completed a post-MALL semi-structured interview. This study explores the sociocultural factors that affect migrant women's language learning in general, and vocabulary in particular. The women's responses to MALL lessons and using the tablet reveal a positive effect in their vocabulary learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia