Teaching Phonetics Using A Mobile-Based Application in an EFL Context

  • Haggag Mohamed Haggag Lecturer of Curricula and TEFL Methodology Hurghada Faculty of Education, South Valley University, Egypt

Abstract

Mobile based learning has been an effective mean for learning languages. The aim of this study is three-fold: first, to investigate the process of designing mobile-based application for teaching phonetics in EFL context. The second is to verify the effect of this mobile application on pre-service EFL teachers' achievement of English phonetics at a university level. Finally, it aims to investigate participants' satisfaction towards Mobile Assisted Language Learning. The research implements a mobile based program for developing preservice teachers' segmental elements in a phonetics courses. It deals with how to design the program, implement it and test its results. Participants of the study were (23) pre-service English language teachers at Hurghada Faculty of Education, South Valley University, Egypt. Instruments of the study included a mobile based phonetics module, English phonetics achievement Test and an English Satisfaction scale. Results showed a development in participants' achievement at the level (0.01) in mastering the segmental elements (Phonemes identifications- consonants classificationvowels classification). Participants showed their satisfaction of the application through their positive feedback and responses to the items of the questionnaire

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Published
2018-05-31
How to Cite
Haggag, H. M. (2018). Teaching Phonetics Using A Mobile-Based Application in an EFL Context. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 14(14), 189. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2018.v14n14p189