Mobile English learning: an empirical study on an APP, English fun dubbing

Zhang, Sihong (2016) Mobile English learning: an empirical study on an APP, English fun dubbing. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 11 (12). pp. 4-8.

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The availability of smart phones connected to mobile network and the occurrence of APPs developed for the educational purposes provide us with the possibility and feasibility of mobile teaching and learning. English Fun Dubbing, an APP designed for its users to practice oral English, was employed in this one-academic-year empirical study to evaluate the benefits of mobile APPs in the field of pedagogy. When the study ended, an anonymous online questionnaire was distributed to the 123 participants to survey the effects of English Fun Dubbing on their English language learning. The results showed that the majority of the respondents were satisfied with it in many aspects including its conveniences, flexibility, user-friendliness, rich materials, authentic language context, etc. and also its functions to inspire learning interests, foster learner autonomy, help realize personalized learning, and so on. We concluded that a reasonable and wise choice of APPs would not only be useful for students' English learning, but also help lead them to use mobile phones in a positive way.

Item ID: 47218
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1863-0383
Keywords: mobile English learning, APP, empirical study, anonymous online questionnaire
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Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 07:30
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