Smartphones to Learn English: The Use of Android Applications by Non-English Major Students in West Aceh

Jurnal Ilmiah Peuradeun

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Title Smartphones to Learn English: The Use of Android Applications by Non-English Major Students in West Aceh
 
Creator Hidayati, Tuti
Endayani, Thayyibatul
 
Description Smartphones multi-functionality and practicality features are very promising in helping students to learn English language. Numerous applications related to English enables the students to be exposed to English and learn independently and conveniently outside the classroom. This study explored students own use of android applications to help them in learning English. Specifically, it investigated the types of apps the students use, examined their motives in using the apps, and figured out how the apps were perceived to help in acquiring English. The study was conducted as a qualitative study involving 15 non-English majors students recruited from three different campuses in West Aceh. The data were collected through personal interview and focus group discussion that were transcribed and analyzed by coding and concluding the information into a number of themes. It was found that the students had used a number of android apps, particularly dual language dictionary apps to support their informal English language learning. The apps were considered very helpful as the students could access vocabulary and be exposed to English frequently. Easy access and practical use of apps were perceived as the major advantages benefiting the students in gaining vocabulary and other English learning materials to develop their English language skills.
 
Publisher SCAD Independent
 
Date 2019-01-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journal.scadindependent.org/index.php/jipeuradeun/article/view/231
urn:2443-2067:10.26811/peuradeun.v7i1.2310
10.26811/peuradeun.v7i1.231
 
Source Jurnal Ilmiah Peuradeun; Vol 7 No 1 (2019): Jurnal Ilmiah Peuradeun; 95-112
2443-2067
2338-8617
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journal.scadindependent.org/index.php/jipeuradeun/article/view/231/342
https://journal.scadindependent.org/index.php/jipeuradeun/article/view/231/343
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Jurnal Ilmiah Peuradeun
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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