Evaluation of the Use of Mobile Application in Learning English Vocabulary and Phrases – A Case Study
At present, there is an increasing trend in the shift from the use of traditional technologies such as a desktop computer towards the use of mobile technologies such as a mobile phone. Nearly all students nowadays own a mobile device and about half of them own more than one. Therefore, students are well equipped for mobile learning. The purpose of this article is to firstly explore the use of mobile learning and its use in English language teaching. Secondly, on the basis of students’ needs, the authors aim to exploit and describe a mobile application aimed at learning English vocabulary and phrases among students of Management of Tourism in their third year of study. Finally, on the basis of the results from the final tests, they attempt to analyze and evaluate to what extent the mobile application is effective in their learning of English vocabulary and phrases. The results show that the use of mobile app contributes to the improvement of students’ learning, in this case of English vocabulary and phrases relevant to their needs. In addition, the findings also confirm that professional and careful guidance of learning via a mobile app can lead to independent learning, i.e. students’ self-study.
KeywordsTraditional learning Mobile application English Students Benefits Self-study
This study is supported by the SPEV project 2018/2104, run at the Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.
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