State of the art of language learning design using mobile technology: sample apps and some critical reflection

Bárcena, Elena; Read, Timothy; Underwood, Joshua; Obari, Hiroyuki; Cojocnean, Diana; Koyama, Toshiko; Pareja-Lora, Antonio; Calle, Cristina; Pomposo, Lourdes; Talaván, Noa; Ávila-Cabrera, José; Ibañez, Ana; Vermeulen, Anna; Jordano, María; Arús-Hita, Jorge; Rodríguez, Pilar; Castrillo, María Dolores; Kétyi, Andras; Selwood, Jaime; Gaved, Mark and Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes (2015). State of the art of language learning design using mobile technology: sample apps and some critical reflection. In: Critical CALL – Proceedings of the 2015 EUROCALL Conference, Padova, Italy (Helm, Francesca; Bradley, Linda; Guarda, Marta and Thouësny, Sylvie eds.),, Dublin, pp. 36–43.




In this paper, experiences from different research groups illustrate the state-of-the-art of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (henceforth, MALL) in formal and non-formal education. These research samples represent recent and on-going progress made in the field of MALL at an international level and offer encouragement for practitioners who are trying to incorporate these approaches into mainline second language teaching. Furthermore, researchers interested in the field can see that the work presented here exemplifies how fertile it is, which should hopefully serve as motivation to undertake new studies to move the state-of-the-art further on.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 45355
  • Item Type
  • Conference or Workshop Item
  • ISBN
  • 1-908416-29-7, 978-1-908416-29-2
  • Keywords
  • mobile learning; MALL; mobile language learning; mobile app design; lifelong learning; apps for smartphones and tablets; blended learning; autonomous learning; self-regulation; flipped lessons; location-based learning; podcasting; audio description; beacons; Moodle; Busuu; oral comprehension; vocabulary acquisition; business English
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
  • Research Group
  • Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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  • © 2015 The Authors
  • Depositing User
  • Agnes Kukulska-Hulme