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ERIC Number: EJ1140589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1642-1027
Significance of Social Applications on a Mobile Phone for English Task-Based Language Learning
Ahmad, Anmol; Farrukh, Fizza
Teaching English with Technology, v15 n2 p94-105 2015
The utter importance of knowing the English language cannot be denied today. Despite the existence of traditional methods for teaching a language in schools, a big number of children are left without the requisite knowledge of English as a result of which they fail to compete in the modern world. With English being a Lingua Franca, more efforts are mandatory to foster the English language learning abilities. This can be achieved by improving the traditional method of teaching by providing alternative means to ameliorate the effort. Keeping these aspects in view, research is being conducted to evaluate the performance of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) and MALL (Mobile Assisted Language Learning) to teach a language. However, this particular research will bring into the limelight a set of social networking applications commonly found in a mobile phone, which can serve as potential English Language Learning tools, due to the versatility of their features. Keeping in view the theories of Mastery Learning, Operant Conditioning, Sense of Community and Task-Based Teaching Principles, the social networking applications will be assessed. Therefore, this descriptive research aims to bring awareness on how the applications can be utilized to enhance task-based learning of English Language.
IATEFL Poland Computer Special Interest Group / University of Nicosia / Maria Curie-Sklodowska University. Ul. J. Sowinskiego 17, 20-041 Lublin, Poland. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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