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A Review of Mobile Language Learning Applications: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

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dc.contributor.author Heil, Catherine Regina es_ES
dc.contributor.author Wu, Jason S. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Lee, Joey J. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Schmidt, Torben es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-27T10:36:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-27T10:36:48Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/80112
dc.description.abstract [EN] Mobile language learning applications have the potential to transform the way languages are learned. This study examined the fifty most popular commercially-available language learning applications for mobile phones and evaluated them according to a wide range of criteria. Three major trends were found: first, apps tend to teach vocabulary in isolated units rather than in relevant contexts; second, apps minimally adapt to suit the skill sets of individual learners; and third, apps rarely offer explanatory corrective feedback to learners. Despite a pedagogical shift toward more communicative approaches to language learning, these apps are behaviorist in nature. To better align with Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and L2 pedagogical research, we recommend the incorporation of more contextualized language, adaptive technology, and explanatory feedback in these applications. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Universitat Politècnica de València
dc.relation.ispartof The EuroCALL Review
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) es_ES
dc.subject Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) es_ES
dc.subject Adaptive learning es_ES
dc.subject Vocabulary instruction es_ES
dc.subject Grammar instruction es_ES
dc.subject Corrective feedback es_ES
dc.subject Assessment es_ES
dc.title A Review of Mobile Language Learning Applications: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.date.updated 2017-04-26T11:54:03Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/eurocall.2016.6402
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Heil, CR.; Wu, JS.; Lee, JJ.; Schmidt, T. (2016). A Review of Mobile Language Learning Applications: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities. The EuroCALL Review. 24(2):32-50. doi:10.4995/eurocall.2016.6402. es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/eurocall.2016.6402 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 32 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 50 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 24
dc.description.issue 2
dc.identifier.eissn 1695-2618


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