Project Details

Promoting Mobile Seamless Language Learning (MSLL) among students in HKIED

In response to the current “trilingual and biliterate” language policy adopted in the HK SAR, this project will explore the potential of using mobile devices/resources, including apps for language learning available on major operating platforms such as Apple stores and Android from Google. Students (30) who use mobile devices regularly and creatively for learning English, Cantonese or Putonghua respectively will be invited to share their learning experience. Different learner groups will be targeted for each language focus: English and non-English majors for English, Chinese majors for Putonghua, and mainland or international students for Cantonese. Their learning stories, in verbal texts, audio files, and movie clips, together with artifacts (e.g. screen shots or notes), will be built into a learning website so that their good practice and experience of successful seamless learning can be shared with others. They will also be invited to evaluate commonly used language learning apps and post their reviews online. Hopefully this practice can be followed by other students who, after knowing and understanding seamless learning, are inspired and motivated to use mobile devices for language learning. In addition, general guidance in language learning and strategy use, with reference to mobile seamless learning, will be provided on the website, together with links to other open, useful web resources. When launching the website, selected students who contributed data to the project will be invited to attend a seminar to showcase how they made good use of mobile devices and resources for improving their language learning.

Commencement Date : 2012/7
Completion Date : 2013/6
Chief Investigator(s) : Dr MA, Qing 馬清 [LML]
Co-Investigator(s) : Dr WANG, Lixun 王立勛 [FHM,LML]
Keyword(s) : Mobile Assisted Language   seamless learning   learning evidence   learner autonomy  

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