The Role of Mobile-assisted Language Learning on EFL Learners’ Development of Writing Accuracy, Fluency, and Complexity

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 English Language Department, Bonab Branch, Islamic Azad university Bonab, Iran

2 Department of English, Bonab Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bonab, Iran

Abstract

The present study was an attempt to investigate the effectiveness of mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) in comparison to lack of it in improving learners’ writing accuracy, fluency, and complexity. To this end, a total of 39 English as a foreign language learners took part in the study. In the experimental group, learners were exposed to technologically enhanced writing practices through the Telegram application, where they were engaged in a collaborative writing task accomplished through interaction by the peers and the teacher as group members. The control group learners, on the contrary, wrote about the same topics on the paper without any collaboration from others. The results of statistical analysis revealed that although the writing fluency and complexity of experimental learners flourished in comparison to their control peers, the accuracy dimension followed a reverse pattern. In other words, control group learners were the ones who could improve their writing accuracy.The results are discussed in light of the assumption that synchronous interaction provides learners with more opportunities to write using a syntactically complex and fluent language which are in a trade-off relation with accuracy.

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Article Title [Persian]

نقش یادگیری زبان با کمک تلفن همراه در توسعه دقت نوشتن ، تسلط و پیچیدگی نوشتن در زبان آموزان EFL

Authors [Persian]

  • لیلا احمدپور 1
  • محمد حسین یوسفی 2
Abstract [Persian]

مطالعه حاضر تلاشی برای بررسی تأثیر یادگیری زبان با کمک موبایل (MALL) در مقایسه با عدم وجود آن در بهبود صحت نوشتن ، روان بودن و پیچیدگی زبان آموزان است. برای این منظور ، در مجموع 39 زبان انگلیسی به عنوان یک زبان آموز خارجی در این مطالعه شرکت کردند. در گروه آزمایشی ، فراگیران از طریق برنامه تلگرام در معرض شیوه های نوشتن فن آوری پیشرفته قرار گرفتند ، جایی که آنها به یک کار نوشتن مشارکتی که از طریق تعامل همسالان و معلم به عنوان اعضای گروه انجام می شد ، مشغول بودند. برعکس ، فراگیران گروه کنترل ، درمورد همان مباحث روی کاغذ و بدون همکاری دیگران نوشتند. نتایج تحلیل آماری نشان داد که اگرچه تسلط نوشتن و پیچیدگی زبان آموزان تجربی در مقایسه با همتایان کنترل خود شکوفا می شود ، اما بعد دقت از یک الگوی معکوس پیروی می کند. به عبارت دیگر ، یادگیرندگان گروه کنترل کسانی بودند که می توانند صحت نوشتن خود را بهبود ببخشند. نتایج با توجه به این فرض که تعامل همزمان انجام می دهد ، به زبان آموزان فرصت بیشتری برای نوشتن با استفاده از یک زبان پیچیده و روان که به صورت مختلط و متناسب با آن هستند ، فراهم می کند. رابطه با دقت.

Keywords [Persian]

  • یادگیری زبان با کمک موبایل (MALL)
  • مهارت نوشتن
  • صحت
  • تسلط
  • پیچیدگی
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