Exploring learners’ Acceptance and Attitude towards Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL)

Authors

  • Tengku Nazatul Shima Tengku Paris Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pahang, Raub Campus, Malaysia
  • Nurma Abdul Manap Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pahang, Raub Campus, Malaysia
  • Hafiza Abas Advanced Informatics Department, Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Lo Mun Ling Lo & Lo Educational Consultancy Ltd., Hong Kong.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2734

Abstract

Two main reasons contributing to the lack of mastery in English grammar by students are their apprehension towards the subject and their difficulty understanding tenses. To alleviate the fear and trigger learners' interest in learning grammar, an interactive digital board game was designed via MALL targeted at TESL students. This paper aims to explore these students' perceptions of the game. The game uses the Theory of Variation as a theoretical basis that acknowledges that discernment is a function of variation.  A questionnaire and interviews were administered to the students. The findings show that the game helps enhance grammar learning.  

Keywords: Digital board game, Grammar, Mobile Assisted Language Learning, Variation theory

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2734

Published

2021-03-27

How to Cite

Tengku Paris , T. N. S. ., Abdul Manap , N. ., Abas , H. ., & Ling , L. M. . (2021). Exploring learners’ Acceptance and Attitude towards Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL). Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(16), 49-54. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2734