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ERIC Number: EJ1117566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0958-8221
Use of a Game-Like Application on a Mobile Device to Improve Accuracy in Conjugating Spanish Verbs
CastaƱeda, Daniel A.; Cho, Moon-Heum
Computer Assisted Language Learning, v29 n7 p1195-1204 2016
Interest in using mobile applications to enhance students' learning in Spanish classrooms runs high; however, little empirical research about their effects has been conducted. Using intentionally designed classroom activities to promote meaningful learning with a mobile application, we investigated the extent to which students of Spanish as a second language (L2) could improve accuracy in conjugating verbs. Pre- and posttest results show that these activities helped students improve not only accuracy but also confidence in conjugating Spanish verbs. The 80 students who participated in this study for four consecutive semesters reported an overall positive experience with the verb-conjugating activities but noted some limitations. Results of this empirical study enhance the learning of Spanish with a mobile application in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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