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U-Learning for Global English: A Case Study on Mobile-Assisted ESL Learning
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, La Consolacion College Manila, Philippines

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montréal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-98-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This is a case study examining the extent of mobile technology application in two ESL classes in Gyeongju University in South Korea. The study which was conducted in the Spring of 2012 is a non-experimental research using semi-structured interview and naturalistic observation in gathering data. The framework of the study is anchored in two learning theories on second language acquisition: Krashen’s Monitor Model and Cummins’ Iceberg Model. The 10-week classroom observations suggest that Korean students were highly dependent on mobile technology for English translation. The rapid rate of Internet access due to high-speed broadband in South Korea seems to facilitate the mobile-assisted ESL learning. The results of two semi structured interview revealed common practices among Korean students who are studying English as second language which include direct or literal translation regardless of the difference in language syntax, frequent use of Konglish and code-switching from English to Korean.

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Florida, J. (2012). U-Learning for Global English: A Case Study on Mobile-Assisted ESL Learning. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2012--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 1 (pp. 991-1001). Montréal, Quebec, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 21, 2019 from .

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