Jarvis, HA and Achilleos, M 2013, 'From computer assisted language learning (CALL) to mobile assisted language use' , TESL-EJ, 16 (4) , pp. 1-18.
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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.
|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|
|Funders:||Non funded research|
|Depositing User:||HA Jarvis|
|Date Deposited:||01 Aug 2013 15:58|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2015 23:35|
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