Integrating mobile assisted language learning (MALL) into EFL classes at a tertiary level

Yucedal, Hur Mustafa (2023) Integrating mobile assisted language learning (MALL) into EFL classes at a tertiary level. Amazonia Investiga, 12 (62).

[img] Text (Research Article)
2277-Article Text-7610-2-10-20230430.pdf - Published Version

Download (426kB)
Official URL:


Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) practices have gained increasing popularity thanks to the advancements in mobile technologies. Accordingly, a growing number of initiatives have been taken to integrate it into language learning process. However, a gap in the literature has been observed to measure the effects of MALL on students’ writing competence at a tertiary level in Iraq. To this aim, it was sought to pinpoint the influence of MALL on 60 Language Preparatory School students’ writing competence at TISHK International University by employing snowball sampling technique within 12 weeks in 2021-2022 Academic Year. The study was conducted in an Academic Writing course that required the students to write an essay weekly. The data were collected via exams, a questionnaire, an interview and a survey which were analyzed either by SPSS 23. or MAXQDA software applications in this mixed methods design study. Control group students received a traditional instruction, while experimental group students were trained based on the procedure of MALL. The findings unearthed that MALL practices increased students’ marks dramatically, boosted students’ motivation and increased students’ overall attitudes towards learning English. The findings of this study can have some implications for the educators who consider the implementation of MALL practices at educational institutions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile Assisted Language Learning, Academic Writing, Writing Competence.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
Engineering > Technology & Engineering
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2023 13:28
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2023 13:28

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item