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EFL learners’ reading on mobile phones

Lo-Li Huang1, & Chih-Cheng Lin2

1 National Taiwan Normal University, TAIWAN kate91a@yahoo.com.tw
2 National Taiwan Normal University, TAIWAN cclin@ntnu.edu.tw

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v7n1.108


Abstract

This study explores learners' preferences for reading on mobile phones. Ten twelfth-graders were given one shorter set and one longer set of texts. Each set consisted of three texts: one was delivered through paper, another email and the other mobile phone. After reading each set, students filled out a questionnaire. e results showed that paper was generally more preferred for both sets. For the shorter set, mobile phone was more preferred than email. For the longer set, mobile phone was the least preferred mainly because of the small screen and font.



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Huang, L.-L., & Lin, C.-C. (2011). EFL learners’ reading on mobile phones. The JALT CALL Journal, 7(1), 61–78. https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v7n1.108


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