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The effect of mobile-assisted language learning on speaking accuracy of EFL learners

Mahnaz Moayeri https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0551-96561, Mohammad Reza Khodareza https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1363-47182

1 Islamic Azad University, Iran maah.moayeri@gmail.com
2 Islamic Azad University, Iran m.khodareza@yahoo.com

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29140/tltl.v2n1.140


Abstract

As a type of technology-enhanced learning tool, mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) provides a rich input environment enabling learners to learn a second language beyond the classroom. The present study was an attempt to explore the effectiveness of MALL in providing learners with opportunities to foster their oral accuracy. For this purpose, a total of 35 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners were assigned into two groups. In the experimental group (n=16), learners were asked to engage with ACO as an interactive mobile-assisted application while in the control group (n=19), learners did not receive any such intervention. Speaking accuracy was measured by oral narrative pre- and post-tests. The findings of statistical analysis revealed the positive effects of MALL, highlighting the essence of supplementing formal learning at school by non- and informal learning in enthusiastic and motivating ways through the use of ever-developing new technological aids. Implications for the language classrooms are presented.



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Moayeri, M., & Khodareza, M.R. (2020). The effect of mobile-assisted language learning on speaking accuracy of EFL learners. Technology in Language Teaching & Learning, 2(1), 22–35. https://doi.org/10.29140/tltl.v2n1.140


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