Authors: Mustafa Azmi Bingol1 & Behcet Celik2 & Naci Yildiz3
1Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
2Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
3Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: Nowadays mobile phones have a remarkable impact on language learning. Because it is not imaginable to live without mobile phone and every single individual has at least one. Most learners consider smartphone applications as a significant facility in the progress of language learning. Mobile learning in other words m-learning is a very new topic. This term also overlaps with e-learning that means learning by electronic devices such as computers, laptops, tablets and internet. M-learning can take place either in-classroom or out-of-classroom. Programs or applications can be downloaded and installed easily. There are thousands of programs that may help to improve students’ language skills, grammar, reading, writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation, vocabulary and increase their consciousness of such international tests like TOEFL, IELTS, SAT and so on. It is confirmed by many researchers that effectiveness of mobile assisted language learning is indisputable. Many experts put emphasis on the need for sufficient technical assist (e.g., Cochrane, 2007; Franklin & Peng, 2008).
Keywords: Smartphone Assisted Language Learning, Mobile Learning, E-learning
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