MOBILE ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING FOR MALAYSIAN SCHOOLS
Nor Fadzleen Sa’don & Halina Mohamed Dahlan
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
• Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL)
(Chinnery, 2006; Sheild & Kukulska-Hulme, 2008)
• Interactive language learning via portable wireless
devices such as mobile phones, personal media
players, handheld devices such as iPad, Tablet,
Web access via mobile
will exceed desktop web
access in 2010-2015.
Colley et. al (2010)
Future Malaysian learning
trend that fosters portable
Muhammad Amin Embi (2013)
Language learning is
one of the disciplines
likely to benefit from the
of mobile devices
Help learners to enhance and
personalize their language
acquisition at their own pace.
• Malaysia is ranked 2nd
behind Russia for digital
connectivity among the
resource & efficiency-driven
• Mobile learning is “one of
the key emerging
technologies” that would
elevate the status of
Malaysian schools to
smart schools holistically
Systematic Literature Review : N=260
Accessibility to media
• 200 out of 250 respondents own mobile phone/mobile devices.
• 75% of the respondents use their mobile phone/mobile devices for
knowledge management & learning purposes.
• 53% of the respondents are using mobile phone for language
learning purpose outside their classrooms albeit the current
restriction of bringing mobile devices to Malaysian schools.
• 96% of the respondents opt for free MALL apps than paid MALL
• 88% of the respondents want more MALL apps that cover
Malaysian secondary school syllabus & teaching needs.
• 85% of the respondents believe that MALL will enhance language
learning in Malaysian schools in the future.
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