An Enquiry-Based Approach to Develop Language Skills in Mobile-Supported Classrooms

Journal of Language and Education, 2017, 3(3), 39-49. DOI: 10.17323/2411-7390-2017-3-3-39-49

11 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2017

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Svetlana Titova

Moscow State University

Olga Samoylenko

Far Eastern Federal University

Date Written: September 30, 2017

Abstract

This article investigates the pedagogical impact of both the mobile-testing system PeLe and an enquiry-based approach to language skills development in the context of mobile-assisted language learning. The study aims to work out a methodological framework for PeLe implementation into a language classroom through immediate feedback and formative assessment. The framework was developed and pilot tested in a joint research project, MobiLL, by EFL teachers at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) and University College HiST (Norway). The analysis based on quantitative research data demonstrated that PeLe-supported language classes resulted in language skill gains. The qualitative data analysis highlighted the positive effect of mobile formative assessment and of post-test activities on learner motivation and collaboration skills. This study suggests that the use of technology was effective in engaging students in enquiry-based tasks to cultivate collaboration.

Keywords: MALL, Mobile Apps, Formative Assessment, Enquiry-Based Learning, Immediate Feedback

Suggested Citation

Titova, Svetlana and Samoylenko, Olga, An Enquiry-Based Approach to Develop Language Skills in Mobile-Supported Classrooms (September 30, 2017). Journal of Language and Education, 2017, 3(3), 39-49. DOI: 10.17323/2411-7390-2017-3-3-39-49, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3069879

Svetlana Titova (Contact Author)

Moscow State University ( email )

GSP-2, Leninskie Gory
Moscow, 119992
Russia

Olga Samoylenko

Far Eastern Federal University ( email )

8 Suhanova St.
Vladivostok, 690950
Russia

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