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ID : 450
Original submission :
Title : Exploring the use of a mobile app to improve second language learning.
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :


In this pilot study, the researchers explored the students' experiences using a mobile application (Duolingo) when learning a second language.  The research questions are: 1. What are the participants experiences using Duolingo when learning a second language? 2. How do students evaluate game-like activities with Duolingo? The mobile application activities were implemented for 6 out of 15 weeks outside the classroom. Seventeen English speakers learning Spanish participated in this study during the spring 2019 semester. They were undergraduate students enrolled in Elementary I and Elementary II Spanish courses at a US university.  Preliminary descriptive and qualitative results indicate that learners liked the gaming features of the application and group competition outside the classroom. In this session, the presenters will also share with the audience the implementation of the activities and pedagogical implications for using this application as supplementary to classroom instruction.



Keywords : Mobile Technology, Spanish
Conference theme : Application of technology to the language classroom
Presentation times :
Main presenter : Daniel Castañeda
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Affiliation : Kent State University at Stark (North Canton, USA)
Email address : dcastane@kent.edu
Biography :
Co-presenters : Co-presenter (2) : Moon-Heum Cho (Syracuse University (USA))
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Date added : Sunday, 31 March 2019, 5:17 AM
Date modified : Saturday, 27 July 2019, 8:22 PM
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Peer review :
Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 321-P
Schedule day : Aug 10th (Sat)
Schedule time : 11: 55 - 12: 20
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : A102
Schedule room seats : 40 seats
Schedule audience :