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ERIC Number: EJ1107946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1832-4215
Apps and EFL: A Case Study on the Use of Smartphone Apps to Learn English by Four Japanese University Students
Mindog, Emily
JALT CALL Journal, v12 n1 p3-22 2016
This study explores, describes and analyzes the utilization of smartphone apps by four Japanese university students to support learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Findings indicate that intermediate language learners use apps to access content and communicate on SNS and are not keen on studying discrete language parts. Participants believe that using apps helped them with their four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing), grammar, vocabulary and spelling. Use of apps (location, frequency and duration) seems to be determined by opportunity, personal preference and desire to use.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan
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