Pakistani Learners’ Perceptions Regarding Mobile Assisted Language Learning in ESL Classroom


  •  Muhammad Mooneeb Ali    
  •  Muhammad Asim Mahmood    
  •  Muhammad Nadeem Anwar    
  •  Lubna Akhlaq Khan    
  •  Adila Hussain    

Abstract

Technological advancement with its extensive use in every field of life has also impelled the educators to apply innovative techniques inside the classrooms. Mobile assisted language learning (here on wards MALL) is a latest technique which is gaining popularity. The current paper intends to explore the perceptions of Pakistani ESL learners on integrating MALL in English language classroom. The study used quantitative paradigm as research design. The population of the study comprised of Intermediate students, studying in public-sector colleges of Lahore. From the said population 60 students from 6 public sector colleges in Lahore were selected through simple random sampling. The data were congregated through a close-ended questionnaire. The collected data were later analyzed with the help of SPSS. The results illustrated that the Pakistani students have shown positive inclination towards MALL usage inside the ESL classrooms. The study also highlights another feature of MALL that it not only supports learning with ease and comfort but also motivates learners to learn in a collaborative ambiance. If MALL can be implemented intelligently in Pakistani classrooms it can be an influential tool for language learning.



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