Exploring the Features of Mobile Language Learning Apps (MELLAs) for Improving English Language Skills in College Level Students

Authors

  • Sonal Khan Maitlo Leads University, Lahore, Punjab. Author
  • Farah Naz Abbasi Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazir Abad, Sindh. Author
  • Hyder Ali Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Community College Khairpur Mir’s, Sindh. Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.62345/jads.2024.13.2.55

Keywords:

MELLA, College Students, Self-Learning

Abstract

This study investigated the features of mobile language learning apps (MELLAs) that college students prefer for improving their English skills. The research surveyed 40 students from two government colleges in Khairpur. The researcher employed a mixed-methods approach, analyzing quantitative data in MS-Excel (likely survey responses agree, strongly agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree) in tables first, followed by qualitative data (potentially open-ended questions through face-to-face interviews) presented in graphs based on the quantitative findings. The study suggests that using MELLAs for self-directed learning is an effective way for college students to improve their English, favoring this approach over traditional methods in which students use themselves. It is said to be self-directed language learning that saves time. Further, this study recommends improving language learning apps and learning strategies. It aims to provide a foundation for future studies in this area, potentially benefiting learners, teachers, parents, and others interested in mobile language learning.

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Author Biographies

  • Sonal Khan Maitlo, Leads University, Lahore, Punjab.

    M.Phil. (Linguistics), Lahore Leads University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

  • Farah Naz Abbasi, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazir Abad, Sindh.

    Lecturer, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazir Abad, Sindh, Pakistan.

  • Hyder Ali, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Community College Khairpur Mir’s, Sindh.

    Subject Specialist at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Community College Khairpur Mir’s, Sindh, 
    Pakistan.

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Published

2024-05-28

How to Cite

Exploring the Features of Mobile Language Learning Apps (MELLAs) for Improving English Language Skills in College Level Students. (2024). Journal of Asian Development Studies, 13(2), 694-705. https://doi.org/10.62345/jads.2024.13.2.55

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