Realizing the Potential of Mobile Phone Technology for Language Learning

  • Jack Burston

Abstract

This paper focuses on the exploitation of mobile phone technology for the
learning of foreign languages. It begins by considering the obstacles
facing the effective use of mobile phone technology for language learning.
In doing so, the paper describes four challenges that have to be overcome
for mobile phone technology to become an effective pedagogical tool.
Specifically: Intrusiveness, Cost, Practical technological constraints and
Pedagogical methodologies. Having defined the issues that need to be
addressed, the paper then proceeds to describe how these challenges have
been met in the design of MobLang, an EU funded Lifelong Learning
project.

Published
2011-10-15