Rapport in EFL Classrooms with a Mobile Application in Everyday Context

Leila Khubyari, Mehry Haddad Narafshan

Abstract


Technology especially, using mobile considered a booming future trend, facilitates education anywhere and anytime, and increases rapport among the growing number of second language learners. Consequently, this study probes the impact of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) on rapport in EFL classrooms. The population of this study was intermediate female EFL students (15-20 years old) at English Language institutes located in Kerman, district 2. A Cambridge Placement Test (CPT) was used to have almost homogenous groups. After administrating the CPT, 40 students who were randomly and equally assigned to the experimental and control groups (20 students in each group) were selected as the sample of this study. To see the impact of MALL on EFL learners' classroom rapport, the researcher utilized quantitative research method. The instrument applied in this study was a classroom rapport questionnaire. The result revealed that regular and immediate text messages can act as an effective way of establishing rapport between the teacher and the students.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijele.v4i1.8961

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