Category Archives: Mobile-Assisted Language Learning

The International Handbook of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (2016), Agnieszka Palalas & Mohamed Ally (Eds.)

The International Handbook of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning is a practical resource book on mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) as well as many notions of mobile learning in general. This handbook is about a new understanding of teaching and learning – a perspective enriched by voices of educators from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds. It introduces mobile-assisted language learning, or… Read More »

Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers by Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Lucy Norris and Jim Donohue

Contents 1. Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2 2. About the project…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3 3. Acknowledgements……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4 4. Opening address to teachers……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5 5. A framework for mobile assisted language teaching and learning………………………………………………………..7 6. How does the framework relate to a lesson? …………………………………………………………………………………………10 7. Ways to implement mobile pedagogy………………………………………………………………………………………………………13 8. Caution: some important considerations………………………………………………………………………………………………..22 9. Further practical lesson and home learning ideas…………………………………………………………………………………26 10. Further resources, apps and… Read More »

Testing Google’s new Translate app in Times Square, ‘the tourist capital of New York’ – video

Testing Google’s new Translate app in Times Square, ‘the tourist capital of New York’ – video The new Translate app launched this week, promising instant translation by using phones’ cameras to interpret different languages into English. According to Google, this will take us closer ‘to a world where language is no longer a barrier.’ The Translate app can… Read More »

A Clever Plan to Teach Schoolkids New Languages With a Free App

In developing countries like Ethiopia, Malaysia, and Mozambique, the market for English language learning is red hot . These are places where, often, English proficiency is seen as a stepping stone to a better job and a one-way ticket out of poverty. But one major kink in […] Click here to view original web page at www.wired.com

The Best Way to Build Student E-Portfolios: Use Evernote

With language learning incorporating e-portfolios for practice and assessment purposes, Evernote can serve as a powerful Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) tool. By Edudemic Staff on October 20, 2014 Although Evernote already is a fairly well-known app, very few educators realize its potential building and sharing student portfolios. Having a well-organized e-portfolio is important: It can follow students from… Read More »

How to Select and Implement ESL Mobile Apps?

TESL Ontario 2014 ESL Apps – A Palalas from Agnieszka (Aga) Palalas

TIRF newsletter: Mobile-Assisted Language Learning

TIRF (The International Research Foundation) has released this newsletter with six papers exploring the current state of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL). These papers are a significant contribution to the field. Michael Carrier in his introduction to the newsletter says: ‘The use of mobile and handheld technology is growing exponentially in language education, and it is clear that much… Read More »

Google picks up incredible visual translation app Word Lens and makes it free

Google has purchased Word Lens, an impressive app that translates foreign languages in real time using the iPhone and Android smartphone built-in camera. It’s now free for a limited time. Word Lens  Image credit: Apple Back in 2010, a company called Quest Visual debuted a little app called Word […]

Ajit Narayanan: A word game to communicate in any language

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The Learning Revolution: It’s Not About Education

The education system is changing. Established teaching methodologies are reaching their limits in most developed countries. New requirements are needed. In the search for solutions, technology is playing an increasingly prominent role — allowing for new approaches such as the “inverted classroom,” Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) and “mobile […]