Skip to the content

From computer assisted language learning (CALL) to mobile assisted language use

Jarvis, HA and Achilleos, M 2013, 'From computer assisted language learning (CALL) to mobile assisted language use' , TESL-EJ, 16 (4) , pp. 1-18.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (290kB) | Preview

Abstract

This article begins by critiquing the long-established acronym CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning). We then go on to report on a small-scale study which examines how student non-native speakers of English use a range of digital devices beyond the classroom in both their first (L1) and second (L2) languages. We look also at the extent to which they believe that their L2-based activity helps consciously and/or unconsciously with their language learning, practice, and acquisition. We argue that these data, combined with other recent trends in the field, suggest a need to move from CALL towards a more accurate acronym: mobile assisted language use (MALU). We conclude with a definition of MALU together with a brief discussion of a potential alignment of MALU with the notion of the digital resident and a newly emerging educational theory of connectivism.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: TESL-EJ
Publisher: TESL-EJ
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1072-4303
Related URLs:
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: HA Jarvis
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2013 15:58
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:35
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/29388

Actions (login required)

Edit record (repository staff only) Edit record (repository staff only)

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year