A review of integrating mobile phones for language learning

Darmi, Ramiza and Albion, Peter (2014) A review of integrating mobile phones for language learning. In: 10th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014, 28 Feb - 2 Mar 2014, Madrid, Spain.


Mobile learning (m-learning) is gradually being introduced in language classrooms. All forms of mobile technology represent portability with smarter features. Studies have proven the concomitant role of technology beneficial for language learning. Various features in the technology have been exploited and researched for acquiring and learning languages. This paper presents a review of empirical studies on the integration of mobile phones in language learning contexts published from 2004 to 2013, a total of ten years. Studies on m-learning for languages were located and retrieved using Google Scholar and library databases. Thirty-three (33) studies were analysed using Nvivo software. The main findings include: (a) Japan as the country which contributed the most studies employing mobile phones; (b) tertiary learners are the most prolific participants of studies; (c) vocabulary is the most popular language area learnt on mobile phones; and (d) quantitative is the most popular research design chosen. The list of the studies is not exhaustive and comprehensive; but it supports the potential of integrating mobile phones as a learning tool to enhance language learning.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2014 IADIS Press. All rights reserved.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 20 May 2014 05:29
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2018 01:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: m-learning, mobile technology, mobile phone, language learning
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200303 English as a Second Language
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25211

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