Effectiveness of using English vocabulary mobile applications on ESL's Learning performance

Rezaei, Azadeh and Mai, Neo and Pesaranghader, Ahmad (2013) Effectiveness of using English vocabulary mobile applications on ESL's Learning performance. In: 2013 International Conference on Informatics and Creative Multimedia (ICICM). IEEE. ISBN 978-0-7695-5133-3

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Abstract

Vocabulary acquisition is an important part of language learning. The advancement in technology has greatly improved the existing setting in education world in recent years. The wide use of mobile wireless technologies as well has created more opportunities to shift the traditional academic environment to mobile learning. Interactive multimedia is a great avenue for the communication and education. This paper studies intermediate-level English learners' performance before and after using mobile applications that were introduced to the study group as an intervention. It examines whether multimedia courseware affects the vocabulary learning in the second language acquisition. The participants were learners of English as a foreign language studying for academic purposes. Data was collected based on the before-and-after study design and a questionnaire set. The quantitative data revealed positive change in learners' performance and the questionnaire analysis indicated that using the applications helped increase learning of vocabulary, confidence, class participation and that, students had a positive tendency toward the use of multimedia in education. The study reported here investigates the use and effectiveness of mobile applications in English vocabulary learning.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2014 08:15
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 08:15
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/5837

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