The Effect of Implementing MALL Applications on Learning Pronunciation of English by EFL Learners at Najran University

Mariam Yousef Mohammed Abduh

Abstract


Currently, the advancement in technology and communication has significantly influenced the field of education. As a part of this development, the use of mobile phones is being considered as a substantial source of learning for EFL learners. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of mobile phones on students’ pronunciation skill. The participants in this study were 48 female native speakers of Arabic enrolled in the English Department at Najran University, Saudi Arabia. They were divided into two groups; namely the control group (learning without mobile phones) and the experiment group (learning with mobile phones) with 24 students for each group. The obtained data were analyzed using t-test and it showed that the posttest performance development mean and standard deviation of the participants in the experiment group equaled 23.333, and 6.58501, respectively. However, the com­puted posttest performance development mean and standard deviation of the participants in the control group equaled 17.9167, and 6.37193, respectively, which indicates that there is a significant difference be­tween the experiment group and the control group in terms of overall performance. So, it can be concluded that the results ap­proved the significant impact of using MALL technology in improving the pronunciation of EFL learners.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v11i6.15814

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