The Pedagogical Applications of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) in Improving the Iranian EFL Learners' Oral Performance
International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2016, Pages: 8-14
Received: Dec. 29, 2015; Accepted: Feb. 8, 2016; Published: Mar. 1, 2016
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Bahram Moghaddas, Department of English, Khazar Institute of Higher Education, Mahmoodabad, Mazandaran, Iran; Mahmoodabad Educational Administration, Mahmoodabad, Mazandaran, Iran
Hassan Bashirnezhad, Department of English, Farhangian University, Mazandaran Campus, Sari, Iran
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In the era of globalization, the use of mobile technologies changed the teaching-learning process in the various educational levels to make the pedagogy natural, vivid and interactive. Implementing global technologies in the educational contexts not only promote the level of teaching but also motivate the learners in providing information by means of innovative and attractive tasks. The appropriate use of mobile-related technologies in and outside classroom facilitates the teaching-learning process and helps the students learn the language better and gain information in depth. Language instructors can create the suitable environment for teaching by applying technology. The present article deals with the effective use of mobile-related technologies in the Iranian EFL contexts. The learners were divided into two groups of experimental and control, each group consisted of 30 students to assess the validity and utility of MALL in an English language institute. The results showed that the experimental group outperformed the control group and learners' fluency improved in their speaking skill.
Keywords
Mobile-Assisted Language Learning, Oral Performance, Language Learning, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Speaking Skill
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Bahram Moghaddas, Hassan Bashirnezhad, The Pedagogical Applications of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) in Improving the Iranian EFL Learners' Oral Performance, International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2016, pp. 8-14. doi: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20160201.12
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