MALL AND MOTIVATION REVISITED: A CASE OF DOCUMENT ANALYSIS

Asieh Amini

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Considering the extensive domain and potential of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) in language teaching and learning, exerting cell phones seems inevitable. Mobile and portable devices are accounted as potentially considerable language learning aids.   Uprising applicability of English learning via MALL enriches dynamicity which is not accessible through traditional classrooms. MALL provides unlimited access to learn English. Language practioners and designers identify the strength and potentiality of mobile-learning as a novel approach or method for English learners and have incorporated it into both usual classes and distance learning milieu. The applicability and effectiveness of MALL had been a questionable issue. This review article intends to provide a general outline of investigations focusing on MALL with reference to impact of learners’ motivation. Regarding design of document analysis, this paper examines 28 MALL studies published between 2006 to 2018. As a follow-up, the findings showed that learners’ level of motivation significantly impacts mobile-learning and has a positive contribution. New research horizons to MALL include, its examination from cognitive and psychological perspectives, and integration with social-media with regard to English language learning have been provided.

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Mobile assisted language learning, motivation, technology, document analysis, English Language Teaching

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