Mobile Assisted Language Learning: Review of the Recent Applications of Emerging Mobile Technologies

  •  Jaeseok Yang    


As mobile computing technologies have been more powerful and inclusive in people’s daily life, the issue of mobile assisted language learning (MALL) has also been widely explored in CALL research. Many researches on MALL consider the emerging mobile technologies have considerable potentials for the effective language learning. This review study focuses on the investigation of newly emerging mobile technologies and their pedagogical applications for language teachers and learners. Recent research or review on mobile assisted language learning tends to focus on more detailed applications of newly emerging mobile technology, rather than has given a broader point focusing on types of mobile device itself. In this paper, I thus reviewed recent research and conference papers for the last decade, which utilized newly emerging and integrated mobile technology. Its pedagogical benefits and challenges are discussed.

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