A Study on the Impact of Mall (Mobile Assisted Language Learning) On EFL Learners’ Reading Comprehension

Abstract

Technological developments with the adoption of mobile multimedia devices and applications have translated into huge opportunities for English as a foreign language (EFL). Consequently, this study probes the impact of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) on EFL learners’ reading comprehension. The population of this study was intermediate female EFL students (15-20 years old) at English Language institutes located in Kerman, district 2. A Cambridge Placement Test (CPT) was used to have almost homogenous groups. After administrating the CPT, 40 students who were randomly and equally assigned to the experimental and control groups (20 students in each group) were selected as the sample of this study. To see the impact of MALL on EFL learners’ reading comprehension, reading comprehension test (EnglishForEveryone.org graded English Worksheets) in form of multiple choice and some open ended questions was used as a pre – test and post – test to assess the participants’ reading comprehension in both control and experimental group. The result revealed that EFL learners favor reading comprehension via mobile phones due to the convenience facilitated by the portability and accessibility of the mobile phones.

Keywords: EFL Learners’, MALL, Reading Comprehension


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