Smart Phones in ESP Classes: Redefining the Powers of ‘Humanware’

Abstract

Most teachers and professors are fed up disallowing the use of smart phones in the English language classroom. Therefore, serious efforts should be made to disengage from this useless battle by engaging students in classroom tasks that integrate these powerful tools for a better digitalization of class content and an optimization of learning outcomes. Observed patterns of participant students’ answers and investigation of different classroom practices show that a big majority of students reportedly believe that the use of smart phones broadens learning opportunities, and allows learners to benefit more in the classroom when smart phones’ use is monitored to meet class content and objectives. The Chi-square test outcomes show that there are no factors that determine smart phone good learning practices. A well-trained teacher (with or without mobile technology) can always make a difference in the language classroom.

Keywords: Digitalization of Class Content, English for Specific purposes, Smart Phones


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Pages: 69-78 (Download PDF)

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